The Minor Pentatonic Scale
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The minor pentatonic (Like A minor pentatonic in the example above) is quite the same as its relative major scale. Only we will start playing from the fifth note.
Let's take A minor pentatonic for example. A minor is the parallel minor of C pentatonic.
So A minor pentatonic has the same notes as C major pentatonic only the tonic of the scale would be A and not C.
In other word we will start playing The C pentatonic from its fifth note A.
Here's a list of all twelve minor pentatonic scales:
Am pentatonic: A, C, D, E, G, A
Em pentatonic: E, G, A, B, D, E
Bm pentatonic: B, D, E, F#, A, B
F#m pentatonic: F#, A, B, C#, E, F#
C#m pentatonic: C#, E, F#, G#, B, C#
G#m pentatonic: G#, B, C#, D#, F#, G#
Eb pentatonic: Eb, Gb, Ab, Bb, Db, Eb
Bb pentatonic: Bb, Db, Eb, F, Ab, Bb
F pentatonic: F, Ab, Bb, C, Eb, F
Here's a free piano chart of all twelve minor scales of in the pentatonic form.
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