Pentatonic scales


duck7264
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01/13/2013 12:50 am
Greetings Fellow Jammers,

I have a question about pentatonic scales. Now, I don't know if I am going to word this exactly right so I apologize now for poor articulation. Is it correct in assuming that every note, A,B,C,D,E,F,G has a major and minor pent. scale and the 5 boxes that go with each one?
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compart1
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01/13/2013 4:24 pm
duck7264
You are making the right assumtion..
If you look at the scale finder you will see every note and scale in any of the 5 pattern. Just click on the note, scale and pattern you want to look at and hear.
Hope this helps
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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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01/13/2013 4:49 pm
Originally Posted by: duck7264I have a question about pentatonic scales. Now, I don't know if I am going to word this exactly right so I apologize now for poor articulation. Is it correct in assuming that every note, A,B,C,D,E,F,G has a major and minor pent. scale and the 5 boxes that go with each one?

There are 12 possible musical alphabet letters.

A
A-sharp or B-flat
B
C
C-sharp or D-flat
D
D-sharp or E-flat
E
F
F-sharp or G-flat
G
G-sharp or A-flat

Then, it all starts over again at A. Make sense?

You can build a scale (major diatonic, minor diatonic, major pentatonic, minor pentatonic, any scale) on any one or all of those 12 notes. You can also build a chord (major, minor, 7th, etc.) on any one or all of those 12 notes.

Diatonic scales are covered in Guitar Fundamentals 2.

http://www.guitartricks.com/course.php?input=2

Pentatonic scales are covered here:

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=296
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=722
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=185

Hope this helps. Please as more as necessary!
Christopher Schlegel
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Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory
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