Building Am Pentatonic Scale

This diagram reflects the preeminence of the Major scale and shows the process of moving from A Major to A natural minor to A minor pentatonic.

Starting with the A Major Scale
Flat 3rd, 6th, 7th Major scale degrees to arrive at A natural minor
Dropping the 2nd and 6th scale degrees from the A natural minor scale to make the 5 note pentatonic scale
Result is Am Pentatonic


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Minor Pentatonic Scale


The minor pentatonic scale is one of the most popular scales used in rock and other forms of popular music. This is required learning for any aspiring guitarist.

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The scale degrees found in the minor pentatonic scale are Root - 3rd - 4th - 5th - 7th



Minor Pentatonic Scale All Shapes Linked


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