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  • #109054
    RockinRobin
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    Confusion sets in. Pentatonic scale Bb C D F G. 1st note is Bb. 2nd note is C. 3rd note is D. 4th note is Eb. 5th note of the pentatonic is F. Pentatonic scale is Bb,C, D, F,G. The chord is Bb, D, F. Confusion as to what the Bb Pentatonic chord is and which notes are the 1st. the 3rd and the 5th. Videos go very fast. Am working on Shot Gun. Interesting note. In the TV series “OZARK” one section begins with Jr. Walker playing “Shot Gun”
    William

    #109055
    sx poet
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    take the Pentatonic B Major Scale (1 2 3 5 6)

    B C# D# F# G#

    From that you can create an Altered Pentatonic Major Scale in Bb by flattening all the notes

    giving

    Bb C D F G

    i would assume the chord to be Bb D F (based on the 1 3 5 of a normal major scale)

    #109056
    RockinRobin
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    Ya, we’er using Shot Gun Bb pentatonic on which to improvise
    William

    #109062
    sx poet
    Participant

    Since the pentatonic scale has five notes then there are five chord possibilities.
    One major chord, one minor chord, two suspended chords (sus means to replace the 3rd with the 4th and sus2 means to replace the 3rd with the 2nd) and it turns out that the last chord is a minor augmented chord which is just the root major chord inverted.

    Using C pentatonic as an example.
    C pentatonic consists of C root, D 2nd, E 3rd, G 5th and A 6th.
    C-E-G makes up C major
    D-E-A is Dsus2
    D-G-A is Dsus
    E-C-G is an inversion of C major
    G-A-D is Gsus2
    G-C-D is Gsus
    A-C-E makes A minor

    #109071
    RockinRobin
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    Johnny
    When I play the “hey Jude” riff in Bb pentatonic 135 2 1 6 5 it does not sound right. There’s no Dah Dah da da da dah. Bb D F C Bb G F
    William

    #109072
    RockinRobin
    Participant

    Johnny
    To make riff sound right I have to play Bb D F, G F G F, That’s 1 3 5….6 5 6 5
    I’m doing Bb pentatonic to prepare for Shot Gun improv
    William

    #109076
    RockinRobin
    Participant

    No three dots for downloading the shot gun groove
    William

    #109091
    john
    Keymaster

    the 4th note of the Bb major pentatonic is NOT Eb. this scale does not contain the 4th degree.

    #109092
    john
    Keymaster

    william, the hey jude riff is right. what I think you’re not seeing is that the “2” is an octave higher.
    play Bb D F C (the C is the one that’s a 5th higher than the F)

    so in your example ; Bb D F G F GF is wrong. change the G F G F to C Bb C Bb

    #109093
    RockinRobin
    Participant

    Thanks Johnny
    Bb D F…C Bb C Bb

    Got it. Now more Shot Gun

    William

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