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A major scale = B minor pentatonic.... Right?

Im listening to Under the bridge by RHCP.. The song starts off in D major and the verse is in E major. The outro chords are A major, A minor, G6, Fm7. So the outro is in A major since its the first chord thats being played.. I was messing around and wanted to improvise over the outro. Using the B minor pentatonic sounded terrible.. By ear I came to the conclusion that A minor pentatonic was the right scale to improvise with..

Can someone explain why A minor pents worked over these chords? I dont even know if Im right, maybe my mind is playing tricks on me.. Im self taught so my knowledge about music theory is limited. So bare with me.

I have the same "issue" with Californication. The two first chords are A minor and F major.. And A minor pents sounds right over those chords as well.

Im new to the forum btw! Hello everyone
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You, sir, are in the wrong place. Go to Musician Talk. Your question will be answered there quite thoroughly. Welcome, BTW. This is a great place for musicians of any kind.
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