Intervals inside the pentatonic shapes
It’s also important to know the placement of all the chords and intervals within the pentatonic shapes. Take some time to look through and learn all of these in the diagrams below. Don’t worry if all of this so far seems like too much too learn, just start making yourself aware of these things when you are playing the pentatonic scales and dedicate some of your practice time to it. This is a lot of information to take in and you won’t learn it overnight. The good news is that after a while you will find it’s actually not as bad as it first might appear because once you get going you will find all of these ideas interact with each other and you don’t actually need to learn them all as individual patterns. You should find that before you are even halfway through you will almost know the rest of it without having to learn them.
Minor Pentatonic Intervals
Major Pentatonic Intervals
What follows are some triad and chord shapes that can be found within the five patterns. Associating a chord shape with a scale pattern is another good method to find your way around the neck quickly, there’s no need to learn them all at once, you will probably do better to focus on one at a time and just start using that shape regularly until you get used to it being connected with the chord forms.
Not all of the possibilities are listed but just a few examples so spend some time to see how many more you can find.
Position 1 minor pentatonic patterns
Position 2 minor pentatonic patterns
Position 3 minor pentatonic patterns
Position 4 minor pentatonic patterns
Position 5 minor pentatonic patterns
Position 1 major pentatonic patterns
Position 2 major pentatonic patterns
Position 3 major pentatonic patterns
Position 4 major pentatonic patterns
Position 5 major pentatonic patterns