#1
Hey guys, well I just wanted to confirm a few things. WHen improvising, I've often improvised on the minor pentatonics, etc. However I wanted to know what scale to use when. For example, if there's a song in the key of G minor, do I use the pentatonic of the raltive minor, in this case E minor pentatonic?

All help would be appreciated.

Thanks a lot!
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#3
While the people of EG are nice, Musician Talk would be better suited for this question.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=8

edit: I think you meant to say "G Major" and therefore using E Minor (yes, it is the relative minor). Yes, you could do this, but make sure you focus on the G and not the E notes.
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I'm no expert, but surely you should be improvising in Gm if it's a song in Gm?


this is correct
#5
Yeah sorry, I meant G major

So what do you mean by G notes?

Aren't the notes in the 2 scales the same?
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#6
The notes are the same, but if you are playing over G you should be resolving back to the root of G, rather than the root of Em
#7
Ok, I'm getting it.

And if, for example, it's in the key of G minor, then I use the notes in the G minor scale and I can use the Gm pentatonic, right?
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