#1
Ok... so I'm barely learning the music theory and I have a question about Pearl Jam's "Yellow Ledbetter."

The progression goes: E-B-A-E (for the whole song, even the solo)

But the solo uses the minor pentatonic in C#m.

Can anyone clarify why he used this key for me? thanks!
#2
C# minor is the same as E major. hence the song is in E major

well, not the same, but its the relative minor of E
#4
no clue...can't understand the lyrics on that song so i really have never looked into...i really can't understand pearl jam much at all without reading the lyrics...eddie vedder imo is overrated

and that new song fixer...wow horrid
#7
Quote by joshua122593
Oh thanks.

But he also plays it over the B.

Any ideas why?


Because the song is in E major. E Major consists of the notes: E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#.
The chord B consists of the notes: B, D#, F# and those notes are in the scale E major... Same with A major chord (A, C#, E). That's why E major pentatonic works very well over all the chords.
#8
E Major Scale E.F#.G#.A.B.C#.D#
B Major Chord X.F#.XX.X.B.C#.D#
A Major Chord E.XX.XX.A.X.C#.XX
C# Minor Pent E.F#.G#.X.B.C#XX
Last edited by onethreesixfive at Sep 1, 2009,