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Quote by silly6-string
My rythm guy plays Am g f g. What scale can I solo over that with? Am pent?



listen to stairway to heven because its the same exact progression.
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#7
Quote by silly6-string
Could do C pent also right?



No, the key is Am. So, Am pentatonic.
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A minor. It's not C major becuase the key isn't C major. If you compare a major scale against a minor, you'll find that they sound different.
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You could do c pentatonic, because you are the one playing it.

Also, a minor is the relative minor of c, so, it would change the way the progression sounds, but you could do it.

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You could do c pentatonic, because you are the one playing it.

Also, a minor is the relative minor of c, so, it would change the way the progression sounds, but you could do it.

S longo as you like it.


It wouldn't change it at all, whatever you play over it, you'll be playing A minor.
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So A minor sounds the same as C major?
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So A minor sounds the same as C major?


Depends how you use them and depends if there is a tonal centre.

Anyway, you can use C major, A minor, Am pentatonic or Cm pentatonic over [look at the modes too].

You could solo in a different key [super imposing].
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Quote by Woffelz
Depends how you use them and depends if there is a tonal centre.

Anyway, you can use C major, A minor, Am pentatonic or Cm pentatonic over [look at the modes too].

You could solo in a different key [super imposing].


You're not playing C anything over it. It's in A minor, therefore whatever you play you'll be playing A minor.
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Quote by Woffelz
Depends how you use them and depends if there is a tonal centre.

Anyway, you can use C major, A minor, Am pentatonic or Cm pentatonic over [look at the modes too].

You could solo in a different key [super imposing].



Just need some single notes that would stick out
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I have a sneaking suspicion that when people suggest Cmaj pentatonic or the C major scale, they're thinking more the shape of the scale on guitar as opposed to the actual notes and the tonal center.

And, actually, you could play c major over it, just like you could play anything you wanted over that progression. Now, because the chords are centered around A minor, your best bet is to play something in A minor.

I'm assuming that the F and G chords are major chords, so assuming that they're standard CAGED chords, you've got
A minor: A, E, and C
G major: G, B, and D
F major: F, C, and A
Whatever scale you end up using, you'll want it to include those notes. Because you're starting on A minor, it's pretty safe to say that you're going to want to focus on using the A minor scale and the A minor pentatonic.
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And, actually, you could play c major over it, just like you could play anything you wanted over that progression. Now, because the chords are centered around A minor, your best bet is to play something in A minor.


Because the Key is Am, anything that's called a C Major at best is the note equivalent of what would work IF the Key were C Major. But functionally, regardless of what you call it, unless you call it A minor, its a misnomer, because it only can function as Am until the key itself changes to C Major. Say you were playing Am F Dm ...all good, Am - Even throw an E in there for a V-I resolution. All good.

Pull a G7 to C move, and Am is most likely no longer the scale or key for this context.

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