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Pentatonic scales.........

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by LiNT, Sep 24, 2000.

  1. LiNT


    Aug 30, 2000
    Ummm......I feel pretty stupid............but can someone out there gimme a hand.......i completely forget the formation of a pentatonic scale and I need it for something I'm figuring out right now.....Thanks in advance.
  2. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    There are 2 kinds of pentatonic scales:

    Major Pentatonic: R, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th
    example: A B C# E F#

    Minor Pentatonic: R, minor3rd, 4th, 5th, minor7th
    example: A C D E G

    The minor pentatonic is the most common one (lotta blues and rock is based on it). Another useful thing to be aware of is that an A minor pentatonic is the same 5 notes that make up C major pentatonic, and vice-versa. Hope that helps...