#1
In one of the books I have it says that a major pentatonic (just this form) has the roots here

e|R|-|-|-|O|
B|O|-|-|-|O|
G|O|-|-|O|-|
D|O|-|-|R|-|
A|O|-|-|O|-|
E|R|-|-|-|O|


But I was just on Cyberfret and it was saying that it's minor

However, I always thought this is minor

E|O|-|-|R|
B|O|-|-|O|
G|R|-|O|-|
D|O|-|O|-|
A|O|-|O|-|
E|O|-|-|R|


If I can figure out which is which, I know the four other basic pentatonic shapes major and minor.. Just don't know which one up there^ is..


EDIT: ifixed the last one
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Last edited by IriShDroPkick at Jan 7, 2007,
#2
That top diagram is the first position of the minor pentatonic scale, whereas the bottom one is the 4th (i think) position of the major pentatonic scale.
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#3
The first scale is a minor pentatonic, with the roots in the correct places.

The second is the same shape as the minor pentatonic, but it's tonality changes to a major pentatonic assuming you work mostly with the root notes indicated and put the emphasis mostly around them.

Edit -- My bad. I didn't see the lowered note on the B-string in the fourth diagram. I posted assuming nothing had changed. You should probably disregard what I said.
#4
Major

E-|--|R-|--|X-|
B-|--|X-|--|X-|
G-|X-|--|X-|--|
D-|X-|--|--|R-|
A-|X-|--|--|X-|
E-|--|R-|--|X-|


Minor


E-|R-|--|--|X-|
B-|X-|--|--|X-|
G-|X-|--|X-|--|
D-|X-|--|R-|--|
A-|X-|--|X-|--|
E-|R-|--|--|X-|
#6
This is something a lot of people have trouble with...the first one is the 2nd position minor pentatonic, and the second one is the 6th position minor pentatonic
#7
The minor pentatonic is a mode of the major pentatonic.
It shares the same notes and the same "pattern" with it's relative major, but it's in a different key and is played over different chords.
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