Mixing major and minor pentatonics

Discussion in 'Playing and Technique' started by Zingeroo, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. fr8_trane

    fr8_trane Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Clapton's solo in Badge is one of my favorite solos that plays with major/minor pent. But really most his solos incorporate both sounds.

    Another approach which I stole from Robben ford (who credits BB king) is to just replace the b7 in the blues scale with the major 6th. This hybrid scale immediately give you the sweet and sour sound of mixed major and minor pents.
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  2. Turi

    Turi Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    Lol, what's this all about?
    Might as well just use whatever notes you want. Bloody hell.

    ..but seriously, just use whatever notes you want. >_>
  3. Fuimus Troes

    Fuimus Troes Member

    Jul 15, 2012

    GREAT post!

    I have my students "scat" solos we're learning bit by bit. Almost invariably, when they can't scat a part from memory, they muck it up; when they can, it comes easy. And those solos almost always are great "vocal" pieces.
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