” Pentatomic – All you can do with the minor pentatonic " is an educational column that explains the use of the pentatonic scale on the modes where its application is possible. The familiarity of this scale for guitarists means that its application is immediate even in the less usual ways. Pentatonic is widely used by guitarists of all kinds and backgrounds.
Here are many possible applications.
The Locri mode is the last mode of the major scale, that is, it is the chord built on the seventh degree of the scale. It is a minor chord with the fifth lowered by a semitone and can perform various functions. It is the darkest sound generated by the major scale and can be used as a second degree in cadence II V I minor or as a substitute for an unaltered dominant chord. A possible voicing to create this sound could be this: T, b3, b5, b7. It is clear that we can use the generator scale to play on the Locrio, just play the major scale a semitone above the fundamental of the chord and that's it! Naturally the pentatonic helps us with its immediacy to describe this sound. In fact, with the minor pentatonic a fourth above the tonic chord we play the following tensions: 4, b6, b7, T, b3 notes that help us describe the Locriian mode. You just have to try! #Saintlouiscollegeofmusic #playingisnotagame