The pentatonic scale is an integral part of being a musician, especially a guitarist. It’s a must have aspect when playing music from many different cultures, especially our Western Popular, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk, and Country styles.
This course describes a method for transcending typical guitar scales. I’ve taught thousands of guitar lessons in my lifetime and a very common struggle for beginner to intermediate players is memorizing scale shapes. One of the main advantages of the Diagonal Pentatonic Method is the ability to move fluidly between positions and octaves, maintaining similar looking and feeling shapes.
Presented here is a simple and expandable method for learning the major and minor pentatonic scales across the entire guitar neck. This complete course features step-by-step instruction, neck diagrams for major and minor pentatonics across the neck, and a music theory primer teaching key concepts for understanding.
FROM AMBIENT SOUNDSCAPES TO SCREAMING SOLO GUITAR, DANIEL SERIFF HAS BEEN BENDING BRAINWAVES AND WOWING AUDIENCES WITH HIS DEDICATION TO STRINGED INSTRUMENTS SINCE 1999.
A lifelong student, an experienced educator, and seasoned performer, Daniel has traveled the United States sharing his music and methods with a broad variety of students and audiences. He has played and studied with numerous world leading performers and teachers, and taught thousands of guitar lessons in-person and online.
A highly regarded educator, Daniel has been a clinician at The National Guitar Workshop, Charlotte Guitar Festival, British Guitar Academy, University of North Carolina School Of The Arts, and Piedmont Classical Guitar Society Guitarganza.
Daniel currently teaches as adjunct faculty at Guilford College, in Greensboro, North Carolina; at Industries for the Blind, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Session; as well as at his private, state of the art recording/teaching studio in Winston-Salem.
“Daniel’s Diagonal Pentatonic Method has totally opened up my appreciation for and use of the entire fret board. It is remarkable that by knowing this simple pattern, I can easily recognize how to move around in a scale, improvise more easily, and overall become a much better guitarist and musician.”
“Few people possess the ability to perform at a master level yet have the patience and talent to teach. Daniel not only helps me build repertoire but instills an understanding of music theory and how to put it to practical use. His approach is motivational yet challenging. I look forward to my session each week.”
“As studied and talented a musician as Daniel is, and that is considerably studied and talented, beyond that, he has a beautifully natural and intuitive gift for teaching”