#1
Well, a friend showed me a scale and I was wondering if it really is a scale and if it has a particular name. It is in A, and he told me you could move it all over the fretboard in various positions to get it in E, C and so on.


E: -----------------------5-8----------
B: -------------------5-8--------------
G: ---------------5-7------------------
D: ------------5-7---------------------
A: ---3-5-7----------------------------
E: 5------------------------------------


So basically, does it have a name? I'd like to know for future reference, also if there are more notes too it than those above.

Sorry if I sound very confusing, I haven't had much sleep lately and I'm just getting into scales. This is actually the first scale I've ever tried, so please recommend me some more basic ones so I can train on them.

Thanks in advance.

-DW
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#3
A minor pentatonic. Also known as the A Blues Scale
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#4
thats a standard Am pentatonic scale(blues scale) but you should write it this way...

E: --------------------------5-8----------
B: ---------------------5-8--------------
G: ----------------5-7------------------
D: -----------5-7---------------------
A: ------5-7----------------------------
E: 5-8----------------------------------
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#5
I see, thanks alot. If it's not too much trouble, could you point me to two scales commonly used for classic rock and such music?

Thanks alot for your quick answers.
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#6
i'm pretty sure that's Am, although i'm not the scale expert myself. and you can move that basic pattern around to make Abm, Gm. etc...
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#7
This scale and the major scale are most commonly used in classic rock, but i would say this one is more common
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#8
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
just how back to the 70's shows is a lot easier way to play the exact same thing your playing
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#9
well all rock is often based on the pentatonic scales but ofcourse in defferent keys too.

but they can as well use major scales a guess....

C-major
e------------------------------------------3-5-7---
b----------------------------------3-5-6----------
g--------------------------2-4-5-------------------
d------------------2-3-5----------------------------
a----------2-3-5----------------------------------
e--1-3-5------------------------------------------

try to find it in other positions to!
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#10
ya most all of your classic rock and blues, and a lot of modern rock use minor pentonic.
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#11
Quote by Lydian_Mode
A minor pentatonic. Also known as the A Blues Scale

...thats not the blues scale, in the blues scale you add a flatted 5th
so its the Am Pentatonic
#12
So if the one I described was a minor pentatonic, how does a major pentatonic scale look in...let's say D?

Assuming of course a major pentatonic scale isn't the same as a major scale similiar to the one backtothe70's described.

I'm hopeless when it comes to this, I really appreciate the time you take to help a poor guy like me out with this stuff. I looked at the lessons, but none of them were as clear as the advice you've given me so far.
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#13
|--------------7----10-------------|
|--------------7----10-------------|
|--------------7--9----------------|
|--------------7--9----------------|
|--------------7--9----------------|
|--------------------10------------|

root notes in bold. thats in d, that ones movable too. its the simplest major pentatonic. youll notice its the same as the relative minor pentatonic (B in this case)