Minor Pentatonic



Although the minor pentatonic scale is often thought of as a blues scale, the blues scale is another, but very similar scale. This scale is actually a smaller, five note version of the seven note relative minor scale. ("Penta" is derived from "pente", which means five in greek. Don't get confused because you see more than five notes in each pattern, the notes are just repeating themselves.

Use this scale over the minor triad or power chord of the key that you choose. You can use the scale below over chords in the key of A minor, when these chords are used in a progression that centers around an A minor triad or an A power chord. It will also work over chords in the major key two frets lower. Use this scale over chords in the key of G major, again, only if these chords center around an A minor triad or power chord. The scale below is in the key of A minor, so let's say that you were in the key of G minor, the same would apply. You would First move each pattern down two frets. Then you would play the scale over a G minor triad or power chord. You could also play it over any chord in the key of G minor as long as the progression centered around a G minor triad or power chord. Also you could play it over chords in the key of F major, as long as you're center is a G minor triad or power chord.




Formula 1, b3, 4, 5, b7

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