Pentatonic Minor – Bm – Lesson 35

About Pentatonic Minor – Bm – Lesson 35

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Pentatonic Minor – Bm – Lesson 35

In this lesson we show you how to find the “relative minor” of a major key and how to use the Pentatonic scale in minor.

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The beauty of this is that everything you’ve learned about the major CAGED pentatonic scale is completely applicable for minor, the shape names are just offset by one.

For example, when your playing your D major chord in the “C” shape, the “A” shape of the B minor uses the same pentatonic scale in the same position. We just refer to it as the “C” shape pentatonic in major, and the “A” shape pentatonic in minor but they’re the EXACT same notes! That’s because they are in the same key, the key of D major.

Now, for all you elitists out there, you can also think of D major as the key of B minor but that’s if you are playing more of a minor sound resolving mostly back to B minor. Don’t let that confuse anyone, we will get more into that later, just focus on the fact that they share the same notes, therefore you can play the same pentatonic shapes.

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Christian J.S. Schulze Aguiar
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Christian J.S. Schulze Aguiar So if I play an A major scale and F# is the 6th degree,,,F#m is its relative minor?
Christian J.S. Schulze Aguiar
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Christian J.S. Schulze Aguiar If I play an A major scale , the 6th degree is a G sharp.. so G sharp minor or directly G minor?
Christian J.S. Schulze Aguiar
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Christian J.S. Schulze Aguiar Mind BLOWN! And here I was like....playing the G shape at the 12 fret, know as E minor pentatonic. Buts its also a G. ( G shape at the 12th fret is a G)
Ale Algara
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Ale Algara If I am playing D Major on G shape, what minor chord shape should I play there? thanks!
Ronne Camia
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Ronne Camia I think you're playing the "E shape" of B minor.
Ale Algara
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Ale Algara So if I am playing the D chord on G shape, what chord shape should I play in there? Thank you!
Yiğitalp Dikmen
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Yiğitalp Dikmen Great lesson 🙂