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Connections between Pentatonic and Major scales..

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kololski  
17 Aug 2008 08:51 | Quote
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Hi!

I started discovering major scales last week;) After playing and practicing non stop I decided to make small jam in G Major (I chose Sweet child o' mine for backing track - I knew that this song was built on G Major). When I was jamming I came up with putting together G Major scale with Pentatonic Scale and I found out that it makes cool sound when I join G Major with Pentatonic E scale together. It was just lucky that I join them together but I always want to know everything exactly and here is my question: how should I know which major scale sounds good with pentatonic scale?
For instance: I have got C Major - which Pentatonic scale will sound good with this scale? How should I find this information?

I'm looking forward to responding;)



Cheers.

PS:Sorry for my english but I'm from Poland..
JustJeff  
17 Aug 2008 09:01 | Quote
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A pentatonic
kololski  
17 Aug 2008 09:38 | Quote
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JustJeff says:
Copy and Paste quote here!


Thanks for answer but I still don't know how should I find it?
foogered  
17 Aug 2008 10:43 | Quote
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A MINOR Pentatonic will sound good with it. What you're getting into are called "relative keys". Relative keys consist of a Major key and a "relative minor" 3 half-steps below. This is why C Major and A Minor are relative (and subsequently, C Pentatonic Major or A Pentatonic Minor). Hope this helps!
kololski  
17 Aug 2008 11:56 | Quote
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And this is what I was looking for!:)
Thanks for great answer - I didn't know how to find relative keys and now thanks to you I know;]

Cheers!
JustJeff  
17 Aug 2008 14:27 | Quote
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Everything is relative: C major, A aeolian, G Mixolydian, etc...

There is a lot to music, you are opening pandora's box... which is a great thing :)
Crunch  
17 Aug 2008 14:32 | Quote
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Pandora's Box 2.0! Now with 20% less lying and pining! Only half the amount of greed used in version 1.7! Get yours today!
foogered  
17 Aug 2008 14:58 | Quote
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Those are actually Modes, not relative keys. Let's not confuse him any more than he needs to be. :P
JustJeff  
17 Aug 2008 16:12 | Quote
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I never said relative keys, I just said they were related :-P
foogered  
17 Aug 2008 16:40 | Quote
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JustJeff says:
Everything is relative: C major, A aeolian, G Mixolydian, etc...


Your comment was kind of misleading. Sorry about that.
JustJeff  
17 Aug 2008 16:56 | Quote
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C'mon now!! You should know aeolian and mixolydian are modes! Next time I'll use Ionian instead of major. My bad.

Anyway, I think I've derailed this thread far enough. Sorry about that.
RelaxedDude  
17 Aug 2008 19:02 | Quote
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Hey, just checking, but a C minor pentatonic is the same thing as a D# major pentatonic?
foogered  
17 Aug 2008 22:18 | Quote
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Yep, that's the idea. The same, in that they both contain the same notes and number of sharps and flats.


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