#1
hi im just wondering something,
if i play in the c minor pentatonic scale, what other scales can i play with this to make it sound cool?
noob question but does the c major scale work with the c mior scale? cos i read somewhere that it would be the E major scale with C minor??
thanks
#2
It Eb major with C minor. You can use those two over a c minor penatonic, or Eb major pentatonic(the same scale).
The main purpose of a TV is to have a place to point your furnatures to
#3
Scales that would work with C Pentatonic Minor:

Eb Major, which is the relative major
C Blues
C Minor
D Dorian
Eb Phrygian

The reason that C Major wouldn't work is because the notes in it clash with C Minor, due to the structure of Major and Minor scales. BUT E Major has all the same notes as C Minor, so it would work if you wanted it to. Usually, though, you'd play the relative Minor over the Major key as this is easier. Both work, though, as they are the same principle.
Quote by uvq
yeah fire him secretly... thats what im doing except im firing myself and secretly joining someone elses band

Quote by Jekkyl
If you get a virus by looking at porn, is it considered a sexually-transmitted disease?

Quote by DiveRightIn63
thanks for the compliment man!
#4
It depends on the chord progression, but generally C major will not work very well over something that C minor does work well over. C minor is the relative minor of Eb major. C# minor is that of E major.
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Ibanez RGA121
Vetta II HD
#5
You could also use C Harmonic Minor or C Melodic Minor dependent what sort of feel you wanted. Sorry for double-posting, but the edit post button isn't working. (might be my laptops fault but...)
Quote by uvq
yeah fire him secretly... thats what im doing except im firing myself and secretly joining someone elses band

Quote by Jekkyl
If you get a virus by looking at porn, is it considered a sexually-transmitted disease?

Quote by DiveRightIn63
thanks for the compliment man!
#6
Eb major pentatonic will not "work" with C minor pentatonic - it's exactly the same notes, therefore if you're playing over a C minor progression it's going to sound exactly the same and you'll still be using C minor. Scales aren't just arbitrary groups of notes, scales are defined by the tonal centre, ie the chords they're played over.

Without a backing then a scale is going to want to resolve to what we're most used to hearing and that's usually the major scale. If you're playing over a Cm progression and using C minor pentatonic then the best way to make it more interesting is to expand it to the full C natural minor scale, if you want to make it even more interesting then use accidentals and chromatic shifts. There's really no point in trying to make this more complicated than it needs to be.

A few people in thread needs to wait for bangoodcharlote to arrive so they can read the theory link in her sig
Actually called Mark!

Quote by TNfootballfan62
People with a duck for their avatar always give good advice.

...it's a seagull

Quote by Dave_Mc
i wanna see a clip of a recto buying some groceries.


stuffmycatswatchontv.tumblr.com
#7
Quote by steven seagull


A few people in thread needs to wait for bangoodcharlote to arrive so they can read the theory link in her sig



i lauphed to myself on that one
song stuck in my head today


#8
A lot of blues guys mix the major pentatonic in with the minor pentatonic.
Call me Batman.
#9
dorian,
phyrgian,
aerolian
neatral pentatonic
Minor bebop
Hamonic minor
Double harmonic
phrygian dominate
Blues veriation 1

Bacically anything that has a 3rd or a b7 in it will work.
You can bascailly do chormatic over it..if you accent the note
of the pentatonic.

You can riff off of the 7th of the harmonic minor all day if you do it right.lol

The music will resovle when you want it to resolve.
When you play music or riff you don't just go straight up and down all the
time. That's why there's questions and answer pharsing.
The answer phrasing resolves the question phrasing.

You can go major..just don't lean on the major 3rd all day long or
just use it like an option note of the blues scale.
Last edited by Ordinary at May 28, 2008,