#1
What I'm trying to do is record a simple three chord progression then just solo over it.

Now, I'm not great with theory, and so this isn't ending up so well, I'm hoping someone here may be able to point out where I've gone wrong.

So I recorded three chords, 1C 4F 5G, so the whole 1 4 5 thing, so I believe it's in C Major. It's relative minor should be A right? So I should be able to play an A minor pentatonic scale over top of this chord progression and have it sound okay... right?
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#2
it might. sounds logical
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I believe you should play C Major scale since the chords are from C Major, although A Minor is the relative minor and has the same notes, it isn't the same thing.
#5
You can play the A minor but I think you need to put some more thought into it if you want it to sound right. Things such as what notes you play over which chord play into it to I think. Usually I find if I listen to the preogression a few times I can usually figure it out if not I'm sure there's a more logical explanation or theory to getting this sort of thing right but my knowledge of theory is pretty basic.

Maybe check out the musicians talk forum and see if they've got anything stickied for this? I usually hunt there when I'm confused about something
#6
C Major and A minor are the same scale. But the notes you need to emphasise are the chord tones, that you're playing over. C is spelled C,E,G. So, when that chord comes up, make those notes your target notes. Same for F - F,A,C. And G - G,B,D.
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C Major and A minor are the same scale. But the notes you need to emphasise are the chord tones, that you're playing over. C is spelled C,E,G. So, when that chord comes up, make those notes your target notes. Same for F - F,A,C. And G - G,B,D.


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I believe you should play C Major scale since the chords are from C Major, although A Minor is the relative minor and has the same notes, it isn't the same thing.


that is what i would do
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