#1
Hi,
My question is for example I play over C-F-G progression and I want to use the minor pentatonic scale, do I play C minor pentatonic over the whole track or do I go from C minor pentatonic to F minor pentatonic to G minor pentatonic?
#2
wouldn't it be best just to play the minor scale in A since its the relative minor to C major

Of course their is no real right way to do it just use what sounds best to you
Last edited by killerkev321 at Jul 6, 2011,
#3
it would be easier to use C major pentatonic
as its the same as A minor pent

or you could do the C pent F pent G pent or any number of scales depending on which sound you want but for your uses Aminor/Cmajor pent would work
#4
I would not do minor pentatonics following the root. Unless all of the chords are minor. As killerkev321 said, A minor is the best way. or do the relative minor to each chord if you really want, not the minor of the root.
#5
Quote by killerkev321
wouldn't it be best just to play the minor scale in A since its the relative minor to C major

Of course their is no real right way to do it just use what sounds best to you


Actually there is a real right way to do it, and it's not "playing the relative minor".

Behold the power of theory!

Chord Progression: C - F - G

Key: C major

Scale to use: C major w/accidentals.


Question: Can I use a minor pentatonic over this progression?

Answer: Yes, you can. You can use C minor pentatonic over this progression, and it will function as C major with accidentals.

Bonus Tip: If you played the notes of A minor over this progression, it would function simply as C major (no accidentals).
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#6
Quote by HomeRecording
I would not do minor pentatonics following the root. Unless all of the chords are minor. As killerkev321 said, A minor is the best way. or do the relative minor to each chord if you really want, not the minor of the root.


yes. however, you're not playing A minor at all if you do this. you're just playing C major.

look at alan's post for the right answer.
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#7
Quote by pasnu
Hi,
My question is for example I play over C-F-G progression and I want to use the minor pentatonic scale, do I play C minor pentatonic over the whole track or do I go from C minor pentatonic to F minor pentatonic to G minor pentatonic?


Hey, it depends what you want to accomplish. I can suggest you the following:

1) If you want to sound bluesy, play C minor pentatonic over C, F ang G chords

2) If you want to be more classical, play C Major or A Minor scale
(two different scales but with same tones, so the filling is the same)

3) You can use C, F and G minor pentatonics
(I don't like this method)

4) If you want to sound jazzy, please use C, F and G mixolidian scales.
it's easy, you can think like you are playing (D minor scale over C chord, G minor over F chord and A minor scale over G chord)

You can play with it, but if you start to mix all the scales in one solo, you will probably sound very bad and boring.