Introduction To Major Pentatonic Scales, theory question
 Dec 21 2008, 01:36 AM Post #1 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 1.310 Joined: 17-April 08 From: Rhode Island USA Member No.: 4.917 Hey David! I picked up your lesson a week ago, the major pentatonic lesson, https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...or-pentatonics/and you said you change the key of the scale as the chord changes. If I am just jamming to a different chord progression, am I supposed to change the key everytime the chords change? Or if I stayed with the same key of the scale as the chords change, would it still sound good or out of place? and how does a major pentatonic scale fit over a maj7 chord if the formula is 1 2 3 5 6?sorry, probably a stupid question but I need clarification hahaThanx,Alex This post has been edited by sigma7: Dec 21 2008, 01:48 AM --------------------
 Dec 22 2008, 03:30 PM Post #2 Instructor Group: Members Posts: 4.565 Joined: 29-March 07 From: Fort Collins, CO Member No.: 1.439 Hi Alex, glad you are learning!These are great questions. As you said, a Major pentatoniic is a 5 note scale that is made of a root, Maj 2nd, Maj3rd, 5th and Maj6th.That means that it will work over any key or chord that includes these 5 notes. If we take a Maj7 chord, these are the notes we have:Root, Maj3rd, 5th and Maj7th. These four notes don't clash with the notes of the Major pentatonic scale, which means that you can use it!You can also use the Major pentatonic as a substitute to any scale that contains the 5 notes mentioned earlier. Does that help?QUOTE (sigma7 @ Dec 20 2008, 07:36 PM) Hey David! I picked up your lesson a week ago, the major pentatonic lesson, https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...or-pentatonics/and you said you change the key of the scale as the chord changes. If I am just jamming to a different chord progression, am I supposed to change the key everytime the chords change? Or if I stayed with the same key of the scale as the chords change, would it still sound good or out of place? and how does a major pentatonic scale fit over a maj7 chord if the formula is 1 2 3 5 6?sorry, probably a stupid question but I need clarification hahaThanx,Alex -------------------- www.youtube.com/Wallimannwww.davidwallimann.com
 Dec 22 2008, 06:19 PM Post #3 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 1.310 Joined: 17-April 08 From: Rhode Island USA Member No.: 4.917 yes the exact answer I was looking for. Thank You David! It all makes sense now! --------------------

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