#1
hi, i just wondered if you could add notes that werent already in the scale to it, like an added 3rd in a minor pentatonic scale? thanks in advance.

- Faisal
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#2
Sure you can.
You'd just call the scale something else.
Its just like chords:

Cmajor has the intervals 1 3 5
if you add a 6th interval to it, it'd be called C6.
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#3
ok thanks, this really helps.

- Faisal
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#4
wait, are u talking about adding extra notes or replacing existing ones with others. If you are just adding extras, they are most likely going to be passing tones, a way to get from one note to another,(it's also called chromaticism). BUT if you are replacing notes then it would theoretically become a different scale
#5
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hi, i just wondered if you could add notes that werent already in the scale to it, like an added 3rd in a minor pentatonic scale? thanks in advance.

- Faisal

A minor pentatonic scale already has a minor third. If you add a major third you lose the quintessential identifying feature of all minor diatonic and pentatonic scales. Having both would sound really weird. That said, you could use it very briefly as a passing tone on your way to the perfect fourth.
#6
Sure. Color notes and grace notes are imperative to the arsenal of a jazzer.
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#7
And not that I think he's the best or anything but Synyster Gates does a lot of that outside note stuff and it sounds weird, but in a good way.