Playing Lead Guitar--Pentatonic Minor Scales

If the key is in G, can I also play over the C position on the 8th fret? This would be 12 bar blues using the minor pentatonic scale.


No, you cannot use the C pentatonic minor scale when playing in the key of G.

The notes in the C pentatonic minor scale are C Eb F G Bb.

The notes in the I IV V progression are GBE SEG
and DF#A.

As you can see, the Eb, F, and Bb of the C pentatonic minor scale are in serious conflict with the notes in the chords you are using.

The correct pentatonic minor scales for a I IV V progression in G are G pentatonic minor and E pentatonic minor.


Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask Guitar Questions.

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape