If you refer back to lesson LS002, you will recall that we said the major scale was the most important scale you will learn. Now there are various reasons for this but the one we are interested in is the fact that it is the scale from which the modal scales are built. I know this sounds confusing but all you need to remember is that the modes are simply the major scale starting from a different note in the pattern.

The minor scale (and as such minor pentatonic) is simply a mode of the major scale. We build it from the sixth degree of the scale.

Now if we put aside the theory, we can simply say that if we take any pattern we have learnt already and start it from a different note in the scale we get a different scale.

This lesson will show you how to take the minor pentatonic and without changing anything we will turn it into the major pentatonic.

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