#1
So this is kind of a noob question, but if im improvising in the key of C, and I going to use the A minor penatonic, starting on the 5th fret, or move the whole scale up to the 8th fret on C. Im just a little confused by this, and any help would be great

Sorry I did not make this clear, but the question is, im in the key of C, do I start the penatonic minor scale on A (5th fret) of C (8th fret). Sorry for the confusion
Last edited by buttermilkxxx at Mar 23, 2009,
#3
A minor is on the 5th fret.. if you shift it to the 8th fret and keep the pentatonic scale it becomes C minor not major.
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#4
The minor pentatonic scale stays the same throughout the neck. All you have to do is move it up (or down) to the key you want.
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#5
A scale covers the entire fretboard. If you're playing in C major, play the C major pentatonic. If you're playing in C minor, play the C minor pentatonic.
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#6
what C do you play? is it Major or minor? when u play in C major, it means you play in A minor.

so C Pentatonic Major scale is the same with A pentatonic scale.
they are built by this tones:

C-D-Em-G-Am
just improvise your finger movement.
hope it will help!
#7
Quote by electric_worm7
what C do you play? is it Major or minor? when u play in C major, it means you play in A minor.

so C Pentatonic Major scale is the same with A pentatonic scale.
they are built by this tones:

C-D-Em-G-Am
just improvise your finger movement.
hope it will help!
Dude, what? When you play in C major, you play in C major. A minor is the relative minor, but that doesn't mean its the same as C major or that they're interchangeable in any way. And Em and Am aren't 'tones'. The C major pentatonic is made up of C D E G A.

Lemme clear this up. If you're in the key of X minor, play X minor pentatonic. If you're in the key of X major, play X major pentatonic. You don't play A minor over C major or vice versa.
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