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Why is the pentatonic blues scale called a pentatonic scale even though it has 6 notes?
Last edited by HaistaPaska92 at Nov 15, 2011,
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Quote by HaistaPaska92
Why is the pentatonic blues scale called a pentatonic scale even though it has 6 notes?


It's not. There's the minor pentatonic scale. There's the blues scale. The blues scale is the minor pentatonic with an added b5. And that's about it.
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Its just a pentatonic with an extra note

I've never heard it called that actually. I hear "pentatonic" or "blues."
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Quote by HaistaPaska92
Oh. I heard it all the time as pentatonic blues scale

Yes, a lot of people (including some theory books) call it that because it's based on the pentatonic scale, but like the previous posters said it has an extra note added.

Blues and Pentatonic are different scales, but they're so similar a lot of people learn them as versions of the same scale, hence the slight conflict in the naming convention.
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