that Lefty
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Join date: Jun 2013
21 IQ
#1
i just learned these 5 pentatonic scales but i dont know if they are major or minor someone please help!


PENTATONIC SCALE POSITION #1 / E SHAPE:
e:------------------------5-8-5-----------------------------------------|
B:--------------------5-8-------8-5-------------------------------------|
G:---------------5-7----------------7-5---------------------------------|
D:----------5-7-------------------------7-5-----------------------------|
A:-----5-7----------------------------------7-5-------------------------|
E:-5-8------------------------------------------8-5---------------------|

PENTATONIC SCALE POSITION #2 / D SHAPE:
e:----------------------------8-10-8------------------------------------|
B:----------------------8-10----------10-8------------------------------|
G:-----------------7-9---------------------9-7--------------------------|
D:------------7-10------------------------------10-7--------------------|
A:------7-10-----------------------------------------10-7---------------|
E:-8-10----------------------------------------------------10-8---------|

PENTATONIC SCALE POSITION #3 / C SHAPE:
e:------------------------------10-12-10--------------------------------|
B:------------------------10-13----------13-10--------------------------|
G:-------------------9-12----------------------12-9---------------------|
D:-------------10-12--------------------------------12-10---------------|
A:-------10-12--------------------------------------------12-10---------|
E:-10-12--------------------------------------------------------12-10---|

PENTATONIC SCALE POSITION #4 / A SHAPE:
e:-------------------------------12-15-12-------------------------------|
B:-------------------------13-15----------15-13-------------------------|
G:-------------------12-14----------------------14-12-------------------|
D:-------------12-14----------------------------------14-12-------------|
A:-------12-15----------------------------------------------15-12-------|
E:-12-15----------------------------------------------------------15-12-|

PENTATONIC SCALE POSITION #5 / G SHAPE:
e:-------------------------------15-17-15-------------------------------|
B:-------------------------15-17----------17-15-------------------------|
G:-------------------14-17----------------------17-14-------------------|
D:-------------14-17----------------------------------17-14-------------|
A:-------15-17----------------------------------------------17-15-------|
E:-15-17----------------------------------------------------------17-15-|

PENTATONIC SCALE POSITION #5 / G SHAPE:
(1 octave lower = 12 half steps down)
e:------------------------3-5-3-----------------------------------------|
B:--------------------3-5-------5-3-------------------------------------|
G:---------------2-5----------------5-2---------------------------------|
D:----------2-5-------------------------5-2-----------------------------|
A:-----3-5----------------------------------5-3-------------------------|
E:-3-5------------------------------------------5-3---------------------|
rockingamer2
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#2
You've learned the pentatonic scale. Great. If you play it in a minor key, it's minor. If you play it in a major key, it's major. Do you know about relative major and minor scales?
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rockingamer2
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#5
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no, do you have tabs of it?

Oh, no. I'm talking about a concept.

The major scale is made up of seven notes, and the harmony (chords, basically) built from it are all in a major key.

The minor scale is also made up of seven notes, and it's relationship to the major scale is that it starts on the sixth note of the major scale. The harmony built from it is the minor key.

In the C major scale, the notes are C D E F G A B.

Counting up six notes, we come to A. So the notes in A minor are A B C D E F G.

So C major and A minor are relative scales. C major is the relative major of A minor and vice versa.

EDIT FOR MORE INFO:

So, if your playing those 7 notes, the scale you are using depends on what key you are in. If I play A B C E F C D E in the key of C major, I'm playing in the C major scale. But, if I play those same notes in the key of A minor, then I'm playing in the A minor scale. It all depends on the harmony (chords) behind them.
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Last edited by rockingamer2 at Jun 23, 2013,
metalmetalhead
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Join date: May 2007
517 IQ
#7
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i just learned these 5 pentatonic scales but i dont know if they are major or minor someone please help!


minor is 5-8 the minor 3rd. Major is 3-7 the major 3rd

I don't think these are labeled correctly

PENTATONIC SCALE POSITION #1 / E SHAPE:? This is The A minor pentatonic scale. associate them with bar chords. :577555
e:------------------------5-8-5-----------------------------------------|
B:--------------------5-8-------8-5-------------------------------------|
G:---------------5-7----------------7-5---------------------------------|
D:----------5-7-------------------------7-5-----------------------------|
A:-----5-7----------------------------------7-5-------------------------|
E:-5-8------------------------------------------8-5---------------------|

PENTATONIC SCALE POSITION #2 / D SHAPE:? C major 8 10 10 9 8 8
e:----------------------------8-10-8------------------------------------|
B:----------------------8-10----------10-8------------------------------|
G:-----------------7-9---------------------9-7--------------------------|
D:------------7-10------------------------------10-7--------------------|
A:------7-10-----------------------------------------10-7---------------|
E:-8-10----------------------------------------------------10-8---------|

PENTATONIC SCALE POSITION #3 / C SHAPE: A minor again This is the great arpeggio
x 12,10,9,10,8 The C major bar chord is in there as well.

e:------------------------------10-12-10--------------------------------|
B:------------------------10-13----------13-10--------------------------|
G:-------------------9-12----------------------12-9---------------------|
D:-------------10-12--------------------------------12-10---------------|
A:-------10-12--------------------------------------------12-10---------|
E:-10-12--------------------------------------------------------12-10---|

PENTATONIC SCALE POSITION #4 / A SHAPE:C major x 15 14 12 13 12 or its relative minor. A minor x 12 14 14 13 12

e:-------------------------------12-15-12-------------------------------|
B:-------------------------13-15----------15-13-------------------------|
G:-------------------12-14----------------------14-12-------------------|
D:-------------12-14----------------------------------14-12-------------|
A:-------12-15----------------------------------------------15-12-------|
E:-12-15----------------------------------------------------------15-12-|


PENTATONIC SCALE POSITION #5 / G SHAPE: C major pentatonic
e:-------------------------------15-17-15-------------------------------|
B:-------------------------15-17----------17-15-------------------------|
G:-------------------14-17----------------------17-14-------------------|
D:-------------14-17----------------------------------17-14-------------|
A:-------15-17----------------------------------------------17-15-------|
E:-15-17----------------------------------------------------------17-15-|

PENTATONIC SCALE POSITION #5 / G SHAPE:
(1 octave lower = 12 half steps down)
C major x 3 5 5 5 3
e:------------------------3-5-3-----------------------------------------|
B:--------------------3-5-------5-3-------------------------------------|
G:---------------2-5----------------5-2---------------------------------|
D:----------2-5-------------------------5-2-----------------------------|
A:-----3-5----------------------------------5-3-------------------------|
E:-3-5------------------------------------------5-3---------------------|
Last edited by metalmetalhead at Jun 23, 2013,
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#8
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no, do you have tabs of it?


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