Moving from min pent to aeolian? How does tension resolve work?



Asked by: Jenna Henderson

What chords go with the Aeolian mode?





Aeolian harmony is harmony or chord progression created from chords of the Aeolian mode. Commonly known as the “natural minor” scale, it allows for the construction of the following triads (three note chords built from major or minor thirds), in popular music symbols: i, ♭III, iv, v, ♭VI, and ♭VII.

How do I know what scale to use when soloing?

The rule is to use Major pentatonic scales over major chords and minor pentatonic scales over minor chords. This works well for most chords.

Can you play minor pentatonic over major chord?

Yes, you can play minor pentatonic over major chords and chord progressions… if it sounds good.

Why do scales have different positions?

The basic reason for this, is that playing a mode strictly you would usually practise playing between the same pitches, eg. A-A or C-C; when practising the different “positions” or patterns of a scale you often include all the possible notes within the range of your fretting hand in that “fret position”).

What scales to play over a blues?





The scales used most often for soloing in blues-influenced music are minor and major pentatonic. As its name implies, a pentatonic scale consists of five tones, as penta means ‘five’ and tonic means ‘tone’.

What scale are most guitar solos in?

The Minor Pentatonic Scale

#1 The Minor Pentatonic Scale



Easy to remember and easy to play, this is (for most of you) going to be the most common scale you’ll go back to when soloing.

How do scale positions work?

Here. So we have plenty of notes there just from knowing one scale position position one of the major scale or minor pentatonic it's exactly the same.

How do you learn scale positions?

And then you want to learn the g m– a minor pentatonic scale you play that same shape or same set of notes. But proportionate from the third fret from the G.



Do scales always start on the root note?

Guitar Scales that Don’t Start on the Root



The root of the scale is not always the lowest note in a scale form. Technically a scale is suppose to begin and end on the root note.

Do all scales start on C?

Answer: To start with, let’s not mislead any impressionable readers that may be in the room: it isn’t actually correct to say that most scales start on C. But I think I know where you’re coming from here – “C” has a big and seemingly undeserved reputation among musical pitches. One might ask, “Why not A?

How do you memorize guitar scales?

You begin on the lowest root note, ascend the scale to the highest note you can reach, descend to the lowest note you can reach, and finally ascend back to the root note. This exercise helps your fingers remember where the notes of the scale are. 2.



Should I learn minor or major pentatonic?

What scale should I learn first? Well the most common scale to learn first is the Minor Pentatonic Scale. That’s the one that I recommend that you start with and it is included in my beginners course. Once you have that one down (and can use it) then you should explore the Major Scale.

Can minor and major scales mix?

Minor and major pentatonic work great together in major keys and can “say” a lot more than if you were to just use one scale. This lesson will help you build licks that move smoothly between the two scales, in a blues context (but you can use what you learn in any style).

What should you learn after pentatonic scales?

I’d say next would be to learn the full diatonic major and minor scales and see how they relate to the pentatonic. It basically just adds two more notes to the scale. For example, the A minor pentatonic you were playing is A C D E G and if you add in the B and F so it’s A B C D E F G you get the full A minor scale.