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Chord Phrasing From The E Scale Pattern

The E scale pattern is the 5th position pentatonic major. When you are playing a E chord or a E style barre chord you can add notes from the E scale pattern with relative ease, because the scale pattern is built around the chord pattern. On the left you can see the scale pattern with the suggested fingerings and on the right is the A chord pattern highlighted.

C Major Pentatonic 2nd Position:

The examples below are phrases that can be played in place of, or over,
a C chord or a E style barre chord with it’s root on the 10th fret.

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3