#1
If you were to play a standard A minor Pentatonic lick and then throw in a major 6th and emphasize it and then resolve the whole lick on an A note would you consider the lick as " Combining major and minor pentatonic" because of the major 6th. Or is it best to consider it as " Combining major and minor pentatonic only if use incorporate the major 3rd.
#2
It's just using an accidental.
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#3
You'd be using the bebop minor scale if you did that. The bebop minor scale is the major & minor pentatonic combined. It's a great scale I use it all the time.
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#4
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You'd be using the bebop minor scale if you did that. The bebop minor scale is the major & minor pentatonic combined. It's a great scale I use it all the time.


Whoa, buddy. Let's keep this thing simple: he's making a situational decision to use a certain note in a certain context. It doesn't mean he's conforming to a whole new scale.

EDIT: And honestly, if anything, he'd be using an element of the Melodic Minor.
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#5
Well using the minor pentatonic with a raised 6th (major 6th) 'could' be called a Dorian Pentatonic. BUT to avoid confusion as it's not modal (just a name for the SCALE) it's just minor pentatonic with an accidental.

As for the Bebop scale Jimmy mentioned, well - it's only 'Bebop Dorian' if it has a major + minor 7th.
#6
I know I get all confused on what to call it. Ppl say Its combining major/minor, some say dorian, some say accidental. WTH!?!

I guess it all depends on the context of the harmony and the whole structure of the chords behind the melody like people say.
#8
Its probably just an accidental, as your not using an entirely new scale, just one chord from another scale.
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I know I get all confused on what to call it. Ppl say Its combining major/minor, some say dorian, some say accidental. WTH!?!

I guess it all depends on the context of the harmony and the whole structure of the chords behind the melody like people say.

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