I just wanted to give you guys a few tips on using pentatonic scales. It's an easy scale to learn and play but here's an idea I use to spice up my soloing when I'm jamming with Geoffrey and the guys.
Let's say you're playing in the key of C.
Obvious choices would be to use either:
- C major pentatonic - C D E G A
- C major - C D E F G A B C
- D minor pentatonic (or F major)- D F G A C
- E minor pentatonic (or G major)- E G A B D
Here's a few chords you could try it over:
[C ][F ][G ][C ]- try with a calypso feel.
[Dm7 ][G7 ]- maybe for a funk or jazz groove.
[Am ][G ][F ][G ]- for a rock song.
All these chords are from the C major scale.
If you harmonise the scale you get these chords:
Take some songs you know, work out what key you're in and you should be able to find 3 pentatonics that fit over it.
Roll a fat one for me,