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Nick6373
post Jan 17 2015, 03:02 AM
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Hey everyone! I was wondering if it would be appropriate to use both the major and minor pentatonic scales in this progression:
(A G/mc Collab) https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...=53716&st=0

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A5 | D5 G | (x4)

BRIDGE
E | E |

CHORUS
A5 G | D5 G | (x4)

Since none of the chords are minor or major could you use both? Also when would you wanna switch between the two if you can use them both?

One other question I have is is there some scale that's like a combined version of the A Major and A Minor pentatonic scales in the minor position 1 spot I could use?

Thanks!!
(I really know very little about theory)

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Jan 17 2015, 03:55 PM
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Hi Nick! It's cool to see you interested on going deeper with this one. This progression is basically a Mixolydian mode progression because the first chord has a "major" quality but the second chord that appears is build starting by the 7th minor note (G). Blues progressions are similar to these ones and that's why we feel more comfortable playing Pentatonic minor and blues scale over this one, since we are very used to hear the minor 3rd which gives the bluesy sound.

This means that the safer scale to play over this one is Pentatonic minor scale, as well as blues scale. So the notes from the others scale should be used as passing notes, and to give an extra color (my favorite is the addition of the major 3rd over A) However Mixolydian mode works good over A chord and if you are careful with the notes choices, you can use it over the other two chords. The pentatonic major scale can also be used but once again, there are some notes that won't sound very good over G and D, so be careful.

This lesson covers exactly this topic: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...atonics-lesson/

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post Jan 17 2015, 09:25 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 17 2015, 02:55 PM) *
Hi Nick! It's cool to see you interested on going deeper with this one. This progression is basically a Mixolydian mode progression because the first chord has a "major" quality but the second chord that appears is build starting by the 7th minor note (G). Blues progressions are similar to these ones and that's why we feel more comfortable playing Pentatonic minor and blues scale over this one, since we are very used to hear the minor 3rd which gives the bluesy sound.

This means that the safer scale to play over this one is Pentatonic minor scale, as well as blues scale. So the notes from the others scale should be used as passing notes, and to give an extra color (my favorite is the addition of the major 3rd over A) However Mixolydian mode works good over A chord and if you are careful with the notes choices, you can use it over the other two chords. The pentatonic major scale can also be used but once again, there are some notes that won't sound very good over G and D, so be careful.

This lesson covers exactly this topic: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...atonics-lesson/

And reading a bit these articles will really help to learn more about this:

LINK 1
LINK 2







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QUOTE (Nick6373 @ Jan 17 2015, 05:25 PM) *
Thanks Gabriel!


No problem! Looking forward your new takes!


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