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Pentatonics make me wanna quit

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Hi everyone
I'm not just new to the forum I'm new to the guitar. Had one about six weeks.
Everywhere I look tells me learning the Pentatonic scales is a must but it's so @£#+?£ confusing.
Eg, I'm looking at a diagram of the C Major Pentatonic scale. "Know your root notes" they say. On the low E string the G and A are held down so how the hell would I know the root is a C?

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It's not a lot of extra work; do learn the notes on all the strings - in the situation you're describing, C is on the 5th string and the 3rd

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