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