#1
Anyone know any famous songs that can be improvised over with A minor pentatonic scale. Preferably Santana, G n'R, SRV, Hendrix etc.
Originally posted by HarmlessLilF*ck
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#2
Don't Cry by GNR is in a minor, but you half to tune down half a step, or you can play the pentatonic in a flat (4th fret pentatonic). Hope that helps!
#4
A lot of music is in A minor.


Look for any in C major or A Minor.


(C is the relative major so an A minor Pentatonic sounds right over the top)
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#5
well 'smooth' by santana feat rob thomas

and 'put your lights on' santana feat everlast

are both in A minor... i think
#6
A lot of Led Zeppelin is in A minor; Black Dog, Stairway to Heaven...

Slash tends to play the E minor pentatonic 90% of the time(well, Eb because he tunes down a half step) but parts of Estranged are in A minor and C major.
#11
Quote by branny1982
why do you specifically want to play A minor?

My money's on it being because he's just learned "the Am pentatonic scale", as in the arbitrary shape at the 5th fret
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#12
I will get slated for this, but-

My Quick Guide
Here is your magical shape-

-5--8-
-5--8-
-5-7--
-5-7--
-5-7--
-[color="DarkRed"]5[/COLOR]--[color="DarkOrange"]8[/COLOR]-

Now, if you know that a song is in a minor key, you put the red note on the fret of that key.
ie if it is G minor, then all the 5's become 3's (because G is 3rd fret on the E string)

If you know a song is in a major key, you put the orange note on the fret of that key.
#13
Only A minor cos I just learned 5 patterns of it and want to put it to use.
Originally posted by HarmlessLilF*ck
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#14
Quote by sotto
Only A minor cos I just learned 5 patterns of it and want to put it to use.

Learn scales themselves, not just the patterns they form on the fretboard. If you learn the notes and intervals then you'll realise how easy it is to locate scales in any key and move around the fretboard with them. Those 5 patterns are nothing more than every instance of the notes A C D E G, those notes being the A minor pentatonic scale. Every other minor pentatonic scale has the same pattern of intervals, so if you can play one you can play them all, just pick a different root note and transpose the pattersn accordingly. Of course, you're not going to be able to do that if you don't actually know the notes you're playing.

Don't just learn the dots, learn what you're actually playing too.
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#15
Quote by sotto
Only A minor cos I just learned 5 patterns of it and want to put it to use.

yes, my point is that you have done the hard bit and you can use your pattern all over the fretboard by relating it to the root notes and moving the entire pattern up and down accordingly.

Don't restrict yourself to A minor.
#16
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Learn scales themselves, not just the patterns they form on the fretboard. If you learn the notes and intervals then you'll realise how easy it is to locate scales in any key and move around the fretboard with them. Those 5 patterns are nothing more than every instance of the notes A C D E G, those notes being the A minor pentatonic scale. Every other minor pentatonic scale has the same pattern of intervals, so if you can play one you can play them all, just pick a different root note and transpose the pattersn accordingly. Of course, you're not going to be able to do that if you don't actually know the notes you're playing.

Don't just learn the dots, learn what you're actually playing too.



Couldn't have it said it better myself
#17
Quote by GNRjungle87
Don't Cry by GNR is in a minor, but you half to tune down half a step

Thus making it...*drumroll*...not A minor!

Ozzy's "Bark at the Moon" is mostly in A minor, the solo of "Stairway to Heaven" is A minor, and I believe Cream's "Crossroads" is as well, but I'm not positive.
#19
Quote by bangoodcharlote
"Crossroads" is an A blues, so Am Pent works fine.

Might I suggest "25 or 6 to 4" and "I'm a Man" by Chicago.

Damn; "25 or 6 to 4" is one of my favorite solos (both of them, actually), can't believe I forgot that.
#21
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Damn; "25 or 6 to 4" is one of my favorite solos (both of them, actually), can't believe I forgot that.
Those two Chicago songs have some nasty guitar work.
#22
Saxon - Denim and leather
Nice to improvise over
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