#1
Im playing a song in D Major. What minor pentatonic would fit the song? How do i find out?
#4
B flat minor. you have to go down a third below and in the key of d minor b is flat
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#6
Why are you playing the minor pentatonic if the song is in D major? Use the D major scale. Also (side note), "key signature" is not the same as "key". A key signature is just a notational device.
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#7
Quote by shockdoctor92
B flat minor. you have to go down a third below and in the key of d minor b is flat


No. The notes in Bb pentatonic minor would be Bb, Db, Eb, F, and Ab.... all of which would sound awful against a D major.

If you wanted to play diatonically, you would use Bm, as stated above. Those notes would be B, D, E, F# and A.

If you wanted it to sound 'bluesy' then you'd use the D pentatonic minor, which would be D, F, G, A, C. It is those 'wrong' notes that don't fit diatonically into the key of D (in this case, the F and C natural) that make it sound bluesy.

So... it depends on the feel you want.

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#8
Quote by shockdoctor92
B flat minor. you have to go down a third below and in the key of d minor b is flat

Relative minors are found by moving down a minor third. D down to Bb is a major third, so Bb minor would be incorrect; that's relative to Db major.