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Pentatonic Backdoor Pattern Runs

Today I will show you a very useful “backdoor pattern” for the pentatonic scale, both minor and major.

This is a great pattern for moving up and down the neck with ease. I play it pretty fast in this video, but the speed doesn’t matter. Make sure you can find the notes in this pattern, and start exploring traveling up and down the neck with it. You can also slow down the video with the playback speed button on YouTube. 

You’ll learn this in both E minor and E major. Tip: C# minor is the relative minor to E major, so some people may want to view the E major pattern as C# minor – the notes are identical, so it’s just a different way a viewing it on the fretboard.

Pentatonic Backdoor Run Pentatonic Backdoor Run – Soundslice