Got this question from Jeshurun yesterday about scales.
good day neal.. neal may i ask some help? do you know a site that teaches pentatonic scales or chromatic?
For a chromatic scale, you just start on one note and go up and down chromatically. Certain fingerings make it easier to play faster.
A pentatonic scale has five notes- in the key of C, C, D, E, G, A. So you take the notes from the major scale and play the root, 2nd, third, fifth, sixth.
A minor pentatonic is somewhat similar, starting on C, it would be C, E-flat, F, G, B-flat. It has the root, minor third, fourth, fifth, and lowered 7th (relative to a major scale).
Knowing your major and minor scales will help you with playing these.