#1
Hey all if let's say I wanna solo in B-FLAT MAJOR PENTATONIC. The first basic shape I can use is this.

e|------------------------------3---6---|
B|------------------------3--6----------|
G|------------------3--5----------------|
D|------------3--5----------------------|
A|-------3--5---------------------------|
E|--3--6--------------------------------|

I'm right. Am I? Thanks!
#2
Yes, that scale contains the notes of the Bb major pentatonic scale, though note that the second note there is the root of the scale, the first note you wrote is the root of G minor pentatonic, the relative minor of Bb.
#3
E---------------------------6-8---------------
B----------------------6-8------------------
G-----------------5-7-----------------------
D------------5-8-----------------------------
A-------5-8----------------------------------
E--6-8--------------------------------------

Try this one as well.
Woffelz

Twitter
Youtube
Tumblr

Ibanez RG2550Z/SRX430
Alesis Core 1
BIAS FX


I'm a student. I've got no time or space for an amp!
#4
Alright but if I use the pentatonic shapes of G minor. Will it sound major? Cos it's a G minor pentatonic right? ( G minor relative to Bb major ) And the key of my backing track is Bb major. So if I use G minor pentatonic to a Bb major backing track. It's gonna sound weird right?
#5
No, it'll still sound like Bb major because that is the tonality of the chord progression, if the chord progression is in the key of Bb major. You'll also be calling the scale Bb major and not G minor, because the song is not in G minor.
Last edited by Ascendant at Jun 11, 2011,