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david30385
post Aug 14 2010, 06:22 PM
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Hello,

i'm new at GMC and I played some Lessons and learned the 5 Pentatonic Pattern. But I don't understand the switching betweenthe Pentatonics from a A pentatonic to a C pentatonic or what ever... I don't understand why you switching, you have to switch with the chords? For example you play A chord then you use the A Pentatonic, the second chord is C so then you switch with the chord to the C pentatonic and so on? And how you make this switch... you have to play a C note in a A pentatonic to get in the C pentatonic?

Hope you understand my problem and you can help me, my english is not very good i'm sorry smile.gif

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post Aug 14 2010, 06:33 PM
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Am and C major are the same scales and they contain the same notes. You don't have to change scales for every chord, you play scales over chord progession but not over one chord. Chord consists of notes from it's scale. I'm not good at explanation so you'd better check out this topic. wink.gif

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post Aug 14 2010, 07:18 PM
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Thank you for the link. I had a view at the minor and major scales...
So a Pentatonic is always a minor and a major scale right? Thats confusing... a A minor Pentatonic is at the same time a C major Pentatonic right? So you can play the same Pentatonic for two notes one major and one minor
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post Aug 14 2010, 07:59 PM
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That is how I studied pentatonic scales:

C major pentatonic scale:



A minor pentatonic scale:



As you can see, there are the same notes just in different positions. They are: C-D-E-G-A.

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post Aug 15 2010, 03:36 PM
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You don't necessarily have to change the scale everytime the chord changes.

As a matter of fact most songs and backings can be played with just one scale, for instace E minor penta, because the tonality of the whole thing is Em.

Try this, play Em and C chords slowly. Then play E minor pentatonic scale over that. It should sound good, and there's no need to change scale depending on the chord smile.gif


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