pentatonic scale | Davide Pannozzo

Using Pentatonic Scale over Maj7 chords

Hello guys,

today I'd like to talk about the Pentatonic Scale and its use over Maj7 chords.

The Maj7 chord is not much used in the classic Blues music, but it is in Motown, Soul, R&B and Jazz. In those genres, we have a lot of examples of players who are using Pentatonic Scale to give to their playing that kind of bluesy flavor that made them famous. Just think about George Benson or Kenny Burrel! Love them!

Teaching Corner - A different approach to the Pentatonic Scale.

Welcome back to my blog!

Today I'd like to talk about the pentatonic scale! Certainly to play the Blues this is a crucial scale. But mind you, it is essential also for other genres, and even for more advanced applications, for example, to play on altered chords maintaining a sound more "open" and "bluesy" than the modal scales. I will speak later about that.

So be careful not to underestimate it !! :)

Davide