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Fingering patterns for roman numeral root notes:

  6th string:                         5th string:

  7                                    4 |
  1 4                                  | 7
  | |                                  5 1
  2 5                                  | |  
  | |                                  6 2
  3 6                                  | |
                                       | 3

0 1  2  3 4  5 6  7 8 9  10 11 12      0 1  2  3 4  5 6  7 8 9  10 11 12
E F  F# G G# A Bb B C C# D  Eb E       A Bb B  C C# D Eb E F F# G  G# A

(# = up 1 fret  b = down 1 fret)

       major    minor    7th            major    minor    7th
Bar:  OOOOOO   OOOOOO   OOOOOO         OOOOOO   OOOOOO   OOOOOO
      |||O||   ||||||   |||O||         ||||||   ||||O|   ||||||
      |OO|||   |OO|||   |O||||         ||OOO|   ||OO||   ||O|O|
                        |||(O)          

I    IV   V             (most common chords, blues use same root notes w/ 7th chords)
vi   ii   iii  III7     (minor chords)
bVII bIII bVI  bII      (rock and metal)
IV->iv    viim7(b5)     (other common chords)
I7   II7  VI7  VII7     (secondary dominants)
                        (II7->V III7->vi III7->IV VI7->ii VII7->iii IV->iv)

Practice Progressions:

I  I  I  I  IV  IV  I  I  V  IV I  V  (Twelve Bar Blues)
I I I V V V V7 V7 V7 I I I I7 I7 I7 IV IV iv I I V I (Happy Birthday)
I7  I7  I7  I7  IV7  IV7  I7  I7  V7  IV7 I7  V7
vi  IV  I  V
I  bVI  bVII  I
I  V  IV  I  ii  iii  IV  V
I  iii  IV V  I  ii  IV  I    
vi  V  IV  III7
vi  ii  V  I IV  bVII  III7  III7
I  bVII  IV  I
I  III7  vi  IV  I  I7 IV  iv
I  VII7  iii  IV  iv


COMBINING ROMAN NUMERALS AND PENTATONIC SCALES:

If you play 1 pentatonic scale over the entire progression:
- For I IV V, play EITHER major or minor pentatonic (pinky or pointer finger on root note of the key)
- For bVII, bVI, bIII, play MINOR pentatonic (pointer finger on root note of the key)
- For ii, iii, vi,  play MAJOR pentatonic (pinky finger on root note of the key)
- For "Secondary Dominants" and others, play major pentatonic on the root note of the CHORD.

If you move and play a different pentatonic scale over EACH CHORD:
- For MAJOR CHORDS, play MAJOR PENTATONIC on the chord root note
- For MINOR CHORDS, play MINOR PENTATONIC on the chord root note
- For 7th chords, play MAJOR PENTATONIC on the chord root note

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