” 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.
DOMINANT LYDIAN MODE
Pentatomic - Lydian Dominant. The dominant lydium is a mode that derives from the melodic minor scale. It originates from its fourth degree and is similar to a Lydian scale, but with a minor seventh interval between the first and seventh degree. It is located one tritone away from the superlocrium which is the seventh degree of the melodic minor.
It is on this distance that the tritone substitution on the dominant chords is built. We can use the dominant lydium on the tritone substitution or on a dominant chord that does not resolve a perfect fourth above. We have various possibilities to describe the ruling lydian agreement. In addition to the dominant Lydian scale, we can use the minor pentatonic a minor third under the tonic chord.
Pentatomic - Lidio Dominante, I always refer to the minor pentatonic for guitar convenience. In fact, with the minor pentatonic a minor third below the tonic chord we play the following tensions: 13a, T, 9a, 3a, 5a, all notes that help us describe the dominant Lydian mode.
You just have to try!
Nicola Di Tommaso