Course description:

This course is a complete guide to pentatonics & hexatonics for guitar.

Based partly on the widely-accepted "CAGED" system utilized by the world's most prominent guitarists and teachers, it examines the following pentatonics & hexatonics in all keys and positions:

     -Minor Pentatonic
     -Minor Blues (Hexatonic)
     -Minor Pentatonic Add Major 3 (Hexatonic)
     -Minor Pentatonic Add Major 6 (Hexatonic)
     -Minor Pentatonic Add Major 7 (Hexatonic)
     -Minor Pentatonic Add 9 (Hexatonic)

Also included are melodic patterns & odd note groupings for the development of melodic contour.

Though this course includes music theory, its primary focus is on the practicalities of recognizing, practicing, memorizing, and improvising with pentatonics & hexatonics in every key & position on the guitar.

The course also explores melodic & harmonic embellishments such as chromaticisms (passing tones, upper & lower neighbor tones, approach tones, & various enclosures), and double-stops, expanding the basic pentatonic & hexatonic sounds into blues, jazz, & beyond.

What's included?

  • Video Lessons

    4K videos with multiple camera angles. Speed controls for convenient practicing, checking fingering solutions, etc.

  • PDF Notation & TAB

    Hundreds of pages of PDFs with standard notation & TAB, text explanations, & fret-board diagrams.

  • Interactive Forums

    Discussion forums are included for each course chapter. Dan will personally reply and clarify any point in question.

Course objectives:

Pentatonics & hexatonics are an excellent investment of your practice time, regardless of style, genre, or level.

By expanding into melodic patterns & odd note groupings, you'll develop a more capable technique, and also a stronger ear for melodic contour.

Your reading, aural skills, and technique will continually improve if you integrate pentatonics & hexatonics into your daily practice; the course closes with a detailed six-week practice plan to show you how.

This course is a must for mastering the written & improvised language of blues, rock, jazz, and beyond!

Course curriculum

  • 2
    "A" Minor Pentatonic Scale in the Five "CAGED" Forms
  • 3
    "D" Minor Pentatonic Scale in the Five "CAGED" Forms
    • "D" Form of D Minor Pentatonic
    • "C" Form of D Minor Pentatonic
    • "A" Form of D Minor Pentatonic
    • "G" Form of D Minor Pentatonic
    • "E" Form of D Minor Pentatonic
    • "D" Minor Pentatonic: Combining the Five Forms
    • Discussion: "D" Minor Pentatonic Scale in the Five "CAGED" Forms
  • 4
    "G" Minor Pentatonic Scale in the Five "CAGED" Forms
    • "G" Form of G Minor Pentatonic
    • "E" Form of G Minor Pentatonic
    • "D" Form of G Minor Pentatonic
    • "C" Form of G Minor Pentatonic
    • "A" Form of G Minor Pentatonic
    • "G" Minor Pentatonic: Combining the Five Forms
    • Discussion: "G" Minor Pentatonic Scale in the Five "CAGED" Forms
  • 5
    "C" Minor Blues Hexatonic Scale in the Five "CAGED" Forms
    • "A" Form of C Minor Blues Hexatonic
    • "G" Form of C Minor Blues Hexatonic
    • "E" Form of C Minor Blues Hexatonic
    • "D" Form of C Minor Blues Hexatonic
    • "C" Form of C Minor Blues Hexatonic
    • "C" Minor Blues Hexatonic: Combining the Five Forms
    • Discussion: "C" Minor Blues Hexatonic Scale in the Five "CAGED" Forms
  • 6
    "B♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 3 Scale In The Five "CAGED" Forms
    • "A" Form of "B♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 3
    • "G" Form of "B♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 3
    • "E" Form of "B♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 3
    • "D" Form of "B♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 3
    • "C" Form of "B♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 3
    • "B♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 3 Scale: Combining the Five Forms, & Course Outro
    • Discussion: The "B♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 3 Scale In The Five "CAGED" Forms
  • 7
    "A♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 6 Hexatonic Scale in the Five "CAGED" Forms
    • "G" Form of "A♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 6
    • "E" Form of "A♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 6
    • "D" Form of "A♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 6
    • "C" Form of "A♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 6
    • "A" Form of "A♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 6
    • "A♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 6 Hexatonic Scale: Combining the Five Forms
    • Discussion: "A♭" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 6 Hexatonic Scale in the Five "CAGED" Forms
  • 8
    "F♯" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 7 Hexatonic Scale in the Five "CAGED" Forms
    • "E" Form of "F♯" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 7
    • "D" Form of "F♯" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 7
    • "C" Form of "F♯" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 7
    • "A" Form of "F♯" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 7
    • "G" Form of "F♯" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 7
    • "F♯" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 7 Hexatonic Scale: Combining the Five Forms
    • Discussion: "F♯" Minor Pentatonic Add Major 7 Hexatonic Scale in the Five "CAGED" Forms
  • 9
    "E" Minor Pentatonic Add 9 Hexatonic Scale in the Five "CAGED" Forms
    • "D" Form of "E" Minor Pentatonic Add 9
    • "C" Form of "E" Minor Pentatonic Add 9
    • "A" Form of "E" Minor Pentatonic Add 9
    • "G" Form of "E" Minor Pentatonic Add 9
    • "E" Form of "E" Minor Pentatonic Add 9
    • "E" Minor Pentatonic Add 9 Hexatonic Scale: Combining the Five Forms
    • ​Discussion: "E" Minor Pentatonic Add 9 Hexatonic Scale in the Five "CAGED" Forms
  • 10
    A Systematic Approach to Practicing Pentatonics & Hexatonics, All Roots: 36-Day Training Cycle & Course Outro
    • 36-Day Training Cycle Explanation & Course Outro
    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • Day 4
    • Day 5
    • Day 6
    • Day 7
    • Day 8
    • Day 9
    • Day 10
    • Day 11
    • Day 12
    • Day 13
    • Day 14
    • Day 15
    • Day 16
    • Day 17
    • Day 18
    • Day 19
    • Day 20
    • Day 21
    • Day 22
    • Day 23
    • Day 24
    • Day 25
    • Day 26
    • Day 27
    • Day 28
    • Day 29
    • Day 30
    • Day 31
    • Day 32
    • Day 33
    • Day 34
    • Day 35
    • Day 36
    • Discussion: A Systematic Approach to Practicing Pentatonics & Hexatonics, All Roots: 36-Day Training Cycle & Course Outro