” 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.
IONIC MODE, MAJOR SCALE
The Ionian mode or simply major scale, is a succession of eight notes that have a constant distance between them. By distance we mean the organization of tones and half-tones within the scale itself. For the major scale the succession is TONE, TONE, HALF-TONE, TONE, TONE, HALF-TONE. Following this layout or "formula" we can build the major scale for each key, of course to maintain this formula we should necessarily use the alterations of sharps and flats. It is the scale that generates the most common and well-known sounds, the scale that needs no melodic or harmonic manipulation to exist. It generates modes of wide use and importance, perhaps the most widely used in written and improvised music. It is the first grade of the scale, thus the starting sound of the majority of songs with major modal system.
A possible disposition of voices to bring this sound to life could be as follows :
Fundamental, 3rd, 7th, 9th or Fundamental, 3rd, 6th, 7th.
To describe this mode I chose the minor pentatonic because of its easy use and fluidity. With the minor pentatonic a major third above the root chord in fact we play these strains : 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th all notes that perfectly describe the Ionic mode! You can also try using the minor pentatonic a minor third below the 'tonic chord (not present in the video) with which you will get the following tensions : 6th, root, 9th, 3rd, 5th
You just have to try!