#1
If I were in the Key of Bb Major, could use any note in the Bb major scale or G minor scale and still be in the Key of Bb?
#2
Bb major and G minor share the same notes, and therefore have the same key sig (number of sharps/flats), but if you're in Bb Major you want to use the Bb Major scale rather than G minor, as your G minor licks will tend to resolve to G not Bb, which will sound odd.

Don't forget you can play Bb Major anywhere on the neck that you can find the notes though - so if you only know one major scale position and one minor scale position, you can use the G minor fingering you know, but consciously make yourself revolve your licks around the Bb (which will the the 3rd of G min) rather than the G
#3
Quote by zhilla
Bb major and G minor share the same notes, and therefore have the same key sig (number of sharps/flats), but if you're in Bb Major you want to use the Bb Major scale rather than G minor, as your G minor licks will tend to resolve to G not Bb, which will sound odd.

Don't forget you can play Bb Major anywhere on the neck that you can find the notes though - so if you only know one major scale position and one minor scale position, you can use the G minor fingering you know, but consciously make yourself revolve your licks around the Bb (which will the the 3rd of G min) rather than the G


Well thanks, thats retty much what I wanted to know.
#6
Quote by Vintager12
You can use them both...


No cause if you were to play a Gminor scale it will resolve to G and you should resolve to Bb. Same notes =/= same scale because of the differences in tonality.
#7
Quote by deHufter
No cause if you were to play a Gminor scale it will resolve to G and you should resolve to Bb. Same notes =/= same scale because of the differences in tonality.
This. It's pretty simple, really. There is a reason they are named differently, they are named by their root, which is where the scale resolves to.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
-Chick Corea
Last edited by food1010 at Aug 24, 2009,