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Pentatonic epiphony?


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I was working with BTG pentatonic scales course, still having a hard time to know exactly which position for major or minor on any root.  I’m hoping you can confirm my thinking or correct it.  If it is correct and BTG didn’t cover this, I wanted to share it as I think it really makes it easy to get the proper scale form using the Freedom Formula (which I love-both full scale and pentatonic).  Here’s what I deduced:

 Major:  The root of the major is always the lower note on the highest string of the short stretch before the big stretch or the higher note on the highest string of the big stretch.

 Minor:  The root of the minor is always the lower note on the highest string of the big stretch or the lower note on the middle string of the short stretch

 BTG may have covered this during their lessons and I just either missed it or forgot it.  Regardless, after taking many online lessons from other sites, I find BTG lessons to be mandatory as building blocks for progress.

Brian

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Hi!

Very interesting observation! I have checked on it, guitar in hand, with the 5 vertical patterns of the Pentatonic scale and it is true for the Major scale.

It works also for the Minor scale except for the second part of your description.....I think the root note is always the higher note on the middle string of the short stretch series, not the lower note.

Please correct me if I am wrong or if I misunderstood you.

Enjoy playing guitar!

YC🎸

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You're right; I wrote it wrong.  It definitely is the higher note.  What I like about this idea is that if you know what root you want to play then you can use either formula if you want major or minor.  Then you just follow the Fredon Formula and your scale falls into place!

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