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1 Using Minor Pentatonic Scales In Solo Work Can be very cool and hip!!

2 Start with a progression II V I in C ||: Dm7 | G7 | C Maj7 | : || First analyze the chord tones and scale. For Dm7 use a D Dorian mode as the main scale: D E F G A B C D could number these: D E F G A B C D (2=9),(4=11), and (6+13)

3 For G7 And C Major 7 Scale for G7 is Mixolydian mode: G A B C D E F G For C Major 7 – C major Scale C D E F G A B C

4 Chord tones Dm7 = D F A C G7 = G B D F C Maj7 = C E G B

5 Application of triads to G7 Minor PentatonicsScale DegreesNames Dm5, 7, 1, 9, 11 D F G A C Em13, 1, 9, 3 5E, G, A, B, D Am2, 11, 5, 13, 1A, C, D, E, G Abmb9, 3, b5, #5, M7Ab, Cb, Db, Eb, Gb Bbm#9 (b3), b5, #5, 7, b9 Bb, Db, Eb, F, Ab Fm7, b9, b3, 11, #5F, Ab, Bb, C, Eb Gm1, b3, 4, 5, b7G, Bb, C, D, F Cm11, #5, b7, 1, b3C, Eb, F, G, Bb

6 Dm7 Minor PentatonicsScale DegreesNames Dm1, 3, 4, 5, b7D, F, G, A, C Em9, 11, 5, 13, 1E, G, A, B, D Am5, b7, 1, 9, 11A, C, D, E, G

7 C Major 7 Minor PentatonicsScale DegreesNames Bm7, 9, 3, #11, 13B, D, E, F#, A Em3, 5, 13, 7, 9E, G, A, B, D Am13, 1, 9, 3, 5A, C, D, E, G Dm9, 11, 5, 13, 1D, F, G, A, C

8 Inside or Outside Look at each minor pentatonic. Find where to play them on the guitar and at each of the inversions. Approaches can very: –Dm7G7CMaj7 –DmEm –DmEmEm –DmEmAm –AmAbmAm –AmBbmBm –Dm EbmEm –Dm Dbm CmBm –DmFmEm –AmCmBm –Am Bbm Bm CmBm

9 Now playing as progression Dm7 may want to be very inside with G7 outside and C Maj7 inside. Try various ways to put this together.

10 Determine which works best for you I have ones that I really like and use and others that I use very occasionally. Decide which ones to work on then do it. This is a good way to play a bit outside without being extremely outside. Best to do them in a set progression then move on. Works well in jazz, rock, and country soloing.

11 Positions and transpose Do these in many positions and transpose each one of them to many keys. Most of you will not be here this summer. This is an excellent thing for you to practice over the summer. Notice that this will be great to apply since everyone uses the minor pentatonic scale from day 1. In the next room go over these!!!!


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