Minor Pentatonic Scale

  • The minor pentatonic scale is commonly known for it's uses in rock, funk, R&B and blues genres.
  • It is a five note scale consisting of R, b3, 4, 5, b7. In the key of C it is spelled C ,Eb, F, G, Bb in the key of A: A, C, D, E, G.
  • It works great over C5, Cm7 ,C7 or C7sus4.
  • Most blues players use it over I7 IV7 V7 and Im7 IVm7 bVI7 V7 12 bar blues progressions.
Frank Axtell
Soundscapes Studios