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Pentatonic Scales For Each Key
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Laguna Beach
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September 8, 2011 - 11:22 am
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Here are the pentatonic scales for each key used in blues, country, rock n roll…

These are considered minor pentatonic. To play the major pentatonic scales (that country feel) Just count down 3 steps and play the relative key. For example if a country song in in the key of C you would play the a A minor pentatonic scale.

Sofia Leo
Lebanon, Oregon
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September 8, 2011 - 12:49 pm
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Great resource. Thanks, MGN!

September 8, 2011 - 4:44 pm
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Now, THAT is fun   drummer

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David Burns
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September 8, 2011 - 9:42 pm
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To see it full size, right click and select "View Image" Then you can right click that image and select "Save Image" and save it to your computer.


Thanks MGN

Oh, I do have one question, because I am lazy. What are the keys from top to bottom?



Laguna Beach
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September 9, 2011 - 4:30 pm
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The keys are the first note in each pentatonic scale listed in that little image above -). For example the first pentatonic scale listed is C minor pentatonic so play the blues and rock n roll in C minor pentatonic and give it some country flair by adding in the A minor pentatonic scale (the A minor pentatonic is the same scale and notes as a C major pentatonic). Just ask me some questions, I can't explain all this right now ;-) 

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