Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Basic Theory Question
ZX6
post Oct 6 2011, 03:09 AM
Post #1


Learning Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 40
Joined: 16-July 11
From: Canary Islands - Spain
Member No.: 13.355



Hi,
Just a simple question to start understanding theory basics. No idea of theory at all. tongue.gif

Why 'A minor' pentatonic scale is called 'minor' if root note is 'A'?
does the question make sense?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cosmin Lupu
post Oct 6 2011, 08:57 AM
Post #2


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 22.808
Joined: 14-June 10
From: Bucharest
Member No.: 10.636



hey there smile.gif it's called minor pentatonic not because of the root but because it has a minor third (b3) in it's structure and it's made out of 5 notes (PENTA = 5). It's called A minor pentatonic, because its root note is A.

So, let's tackle A minor pentatonic - A C D E G are it's notes and the actual formula is 1 (root) b3 (minor third) 4 (perfect fourth) 5 (perfect fifth) b7 (minor seventh)

Hope this solved the problem wink.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ZX6
post Oct 7 2011, 03:41 AM
Post #3


Learning Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 40
Joined: 16-July 11
From: Canary Islands - Spain
Member No.: 13.355



Thanks Cosmin, ... it really took me a while man, i didn't thought about Aminor pentatonic was based on Aminor scale (a bit silly of me tongue.gif )

QUOTE
the actual formula is 1 (root) b3 (minor third) 4 (perfect fourth) 5 (perfect fifth) b7 (minor seventh)


So you apply the formula on the Amajor scale , right?

Remove 2nd - 6th and
3rd - 7th move a semitone down (b3-b7)
So you have the first position of Aminor Pentatonic



I hope this is right laugh.gif


Is there a formula for Minor scale? (not pentatonic)

This post has been edited by ZX6: Oct 7 2011, 03:57 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Oct 7 2011, 06:30 AM
Post #4


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



Natural Minor Scale formula: 1 2 ♭3 4 5 ♭6 ♭7 8

Interval layout between the notes in natural minor scale: whole step - half step - whole step - whole step - half step - whole step - whole step

Intervals within minor scale:

root - unis
2 - major second
b3 - minor third
4 - perfect fourth
5 - perfect fifth
b6 - minor sixth
b7 - minor seventh
8 - octave

one CAGED position of a A natural minor:


--------------------
- 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! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
dark dude
post Oct 7 2011, 01:05 PM
Post #5


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.081
Joined: 27-September 09
From: London, UK
Member No.: 7.668



Yes, when using a scale formula, it'll be based off the Major scale.

--

To go from Minor -> Minor pentatonic:

Natural Minor (as given by Ivan): 1 2 ♭3 4 5 ♭6 ♭7 8

Just remove the 2 and b6, that is all (Pentatonic, 'penta' = 5).

--

PS: We're naming it the 'Natural' Minor scale as there are different types, such as Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor. Natural Minor is the 'regular' Minor scale.


--------------------
Ibanez 2550E
LTD EC-1000 VB
Roland Cube 30W
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ZX6
post Oct 7 2011, 02:25 PM
Post #6


Learning Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 40
Joined: 16-July 11
From: Canary Islands - Spain
Member No.: 13.355



Thanks guys !!
I understand now. wink.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 21st October 2017 - 11:33 AM