#1
if a song is in A minor I know you can use A minor to solo over all the chords, but can you also use do the same using the E minor pentatonic scales but resolve on the a notes within them??
#2
Quote by Unreal T
if a song is in A minor I know you can use A minor to solo over all the chords, but can you also use do the same using the E minor pentatonic scales but resolve on the a notes within them??


Well...yes, but why not just play the A minor scale?
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#3
If you play ANY scale over a song in the key of A minor, you will always be playing the A minor scale or the A minor scale with accidentals.

The E minor pentatonic notes are within the scale of A minor. If you use the E minor pentatonic over a progression in A minor, you'll just be playing the A minor scale, nothing more. No accidentals etc.

Also the key determines where the song resolves, not the scale played over it. No matter how hard you try, a song in the key of A minor will always resolve to A.
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#4
Quote by Unreal T
if a song is in A minor I know you can use A minor to solo over all the chords, but can you also use do the same using the E minor pentatonic scales but resolve on the a notes within them??



Well let's look at the difference? What are you actually doing when you play the notes equivalent, but not functioning as Em Pent...

In Am, the notes of the E Pent minor would basically imply upper extensions. The 5 and b7, the 9th, Root and the 11th.

No conflict. But you aren't playing E min pentatonic functionally, you're just playing upper extended voicings in Am. (until the chord changes)

Best,

Sean