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LJS 67: How to Use Pentatonic Scales Over Any Chord

Welcome to episode 67 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about pentatonic scales and how you can use them to improvise over any kind of chord. Penatonic scales are familiar to many but are often not utilized to their full potential. Let’s learn how to take major and minor pentatonics to the next level. Listen in!

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In this episode

C major pentatonic scale:

C major Pent

C minor pentatonic scale:

C min pent

1. Root Minor Chords

Pent Root Minor

2. Root Dominant 7 Chords

Pent dom 7

3. The Relative Major Chord

Pent relative major

4. The Minor ii Chord of the Relative Major

pent ii min

5. The Major IV Chord of the Relative Major

Pent major IV

6. The V7sus Chord of the Relative Major

Pent 5 sus

7. The ii Minor Pentatonic Over the vii Chord

Pent half dim

8. Minor Pentatonic a Half Step Down From a Major7(b5)

Pent maj7b5

This lesson comes straight out of our flagship eBook Zero to Improv, which teaches you how to become a great jazz improviser from the ground up.

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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