#1
Ok so i'm learning all my major scales off by heart. I've got myself muddled here with something

Key of A for example is A B C# D E F# G# A correct?

Now if I was to form the A minor pentatonic scale it says pentatonic scales are made up from the 1st 2nd 3rd 5th and 6th notes.

But if I look at the A minor pentatonic the note sequence is of course A C D E G where am I going wrong here?

Basically my aim is to know all my major scales off by heart and thus work out the notes in ANY pentatonic scale on the neck from knowing my major scales. But the scales don't seem to be matching up? what am I doing wrong.
#4
Quote by SilverSpurs616
Pentatonic uses the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th notes of the full scale

This. Also, you need to change that A major scale into an A minor (since you're going to the A minor pentatonic) by lowering the 3rd, 6th and 7th notes a half step, giving you: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A.
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#5
Quote by SilverSpurs616
Pentatonic uses the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th notes of the full scale


Ahh yeah I see 1st 2nd 3rd etc etc is the major scale! makes more sense now.