Silly Question
 Jun 10 2011, 05:34 PM Post #1 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 409 Joined: 18-June 09 From: Surrey, UK Member No.: 7.293 Hellothis is silly, well better say: I am silly.Let's take a basic scale Am pentatonic. I play it in 5th positions, it is the famous first box. Now if I want to play the A major pentatonic, I just play the second box of the minor penatonic starting again on fret five of the low E, while if I move the first box of the minor pentatonic down the second fret I have again the major pentatonic.I know it is me being very silly but I feel confuse, I know that all the scales are related but I am confuse (did I say that?).Sorry for asking this, and already thanks to someone will reply (will i be kicked out of GMC to ask this).carmine This post has been edited by carminemarotta: Jun 10 2011, 05:35 PM
 Jun 10 2011, 05:56 PM Post #2 Learning Roadie Group: Members Posts: 471 Joined: 21-October 09 Member No.: 7.720 You're absolutely right. Minor pentatonic 2nd box is the Major pentatonic 1st box. The reason why, if you move the minor pentatonic first box to the second fret of E string and get the A Major pentatonic, is that F# (the second fret of E string) minor and A Major are more than related - they consist of all the same notes.I suggest you look into Andrew's theory lessons, they should help you out.
 Jun 10 2011, 06:39 PM Post #3 Instructor Group: GMC Instructor Posts: 13.787 Joined: 11-March 10 From: England Member No.: 9.820 It's not a silly question at all Carmine and of course you won't be kicked out of GMC ! The same scale shapes can apply to different scales.. it just depends where you start the root note from. Also, the thing that is probably really confusing you is something called the relative Minor and relative Major. Kristian has given you an idea of it.. F# Minor Pentatonic (1st box, 2nd fret E string) has exactly the same notes as A Major Pentatonic.. it just depends whether you are playing in F# Minor or A Major.. that will determine the root note. --------------------
 Jun 10 2011, 10:31 PM Post #4 Instructor Group: GMC Instructor Posts: 25.396 Joined: 20-November 07 From: Belgrade, Serbia Member No.: 3.341 It's not silly - it's true Am pentatonic and A major pentatonic scale share the same pattern, but not the same position on the neck. This is normal for guitar as an instrument, we can learn only one pattern, and move it around left & right, and switch keys seamlessly (compared to keyboard players who have to learn different fingerings for every key/scale they learn - imagine that! ) -------------------- - Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
 Jun 11 2011, 05:46 AM Post #5 Learning Roadie Group: Members Posts: 4.487 Joined: 9-March 10 From: United States, Arkansas Member No.: 9.801 QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jun 10 2011, 04:31 PM) This is normal for guitar as an instrument, we can learn only one pattern, and move it around left & right, and switch keys seamlessly (compared to keyboard players who have to learn different fingerings for every key/scale they learn - imagine that! ) That's just why I enjoy playing the guitar more than the piano. It's much easier. And I took piano lessons for years when I was young. --------------------

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