Originally Posted by cire113
So this lesson basically talks about pentatonics but I'm confused ...
If I play c minor Pentatonic besides the relative major pentatonic ..
Which other minor pentatonic can I play instead of c minor ?
So basically if the groove is in c minor I heard you can also play the f minor pentatonic or g minor pentatonic
Scott was saying (if I remember correctly) that you can play the major pentatonic that is ONE
whole step down from the static minor harmony. So in this case he was saying you can play the B flat major pentatonic over a C minor harmony. The B flat major pentatonic contains all the same notes as a G minor pentatonic, so yes you can play the G minor pentatonic. It will add a 9th (the "D") as a color tone.
Likewise, if you go TWO
whole steps down from C minor, and play the major pentatonic (A flat major pentatonic) this contains all the same notes as the F minor pentatonic. This will add the flat 13th (the "A flat") as a color tone. The tonality will start to go outside the basic minor harmony, but I imagine it will sound pretty cool if you handle it right.
So to answer your question, I'd say, yes you can play the G minor and/or F minor pentatonics over a C minor harmony, if you want to.
Essentially, if you have a groove in some minor pentatonic, play the minor pentatonic on the same fret, but one string lower (lower pitch) and you will add a 9th. If you play the minor pentatonic from the same fret but one string higher, you will add a flat 13th. Of course it may not be practical to just go up or down one string, but you will need to move on the fretboard to find the correct note in a spot where you have room to work.
Somebody check my logic for me here. Thanks