#1
For pentatonic scales I know A would be
E 5 - 8
A 5- 7
D 5 - 7
G 5 -7
B 5 - 8
E 5- 8

So would that be the minor or the major?
Also what would the major/minor be relative to that?
Is the relative major/minor in a similar style then that?

Thanks,

J
#3
That is Am pent. C would be the relative major. If you wanted the A major you would play
E 5 - 7
A 4- 7
D 4 - 7
G 4 -6
B 5 - 7
E 5- 7

Any major pent. scale is the exact same notes as the RELATIVE MINOR scale for that key. What you put, Am, and C major, are the same notes, just different order and different "target notes"
Last edited by wyantsm at Jul 29, 2008,
#4
And the relative of Aminor pentatonic would be C major pentatonic.

Edit: didn't see ur post -^
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#6
Quote by wyantsm
That is Am pent. C would be the relative major. If you wanted the A major you would play
E 5 - 7
A 4- 7
D 4 - 7
G 4 -6
B 5 - 7
E 5- 7

Any major pent. scale is the exact same notes as the RELATIVE MINOR scale for that key. What you put, Am, and C major, are the same notes, just different order and different "target notes"


wouldn't A major pent be

E 2-5 (5th fret being root)
A 2-4
D 2-4
G 2-4
B 2-5
e 2-5

??
#7
^ you just posted the exact same thing, exept you started on F# instead of A.

A major pentatonic is

A B C# E F#

That's all - the patterns have nothing to do with the inherent nature of the scale itself, they're just where it happens to occur on the guitar. Those notes will appear in multiple places all over the fretboard. The posted patterns could both be A major pentatonic, however depending on the context they could actually any of several scales.

The boxes don't matter in the greater scheme of things, the notes and intervals that the scale contains do.
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