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after a long day of teaching and whilst in the throes of a late night musical reverie playing the Foley B
it occurred to me that the dots are on the G Major pentatonic scale tones
never noticed that before
Unless I misunderstand, my dots must be someplace else.
Add: Ahhh.. unless you speak of 3rd position. (mando not in hand)
Just along the G string itself, obviously not for all strings - in any position.
i wasn't very clear
i was on the E strings
and the Foley has a dot on the 3rd fret
my Givens and Gibsons don't:whistling:
frets 3, 5 ,7, 10, and 12 spell a
G major pentatonic on the E strings
C major pentatonic on the A strings
F major pentatonic on the D strings
B flat major pentatonic on the G strings
did i say it had been a long day?
0-3-5-7-10-12 on the G-string is Gmin pentatonic (AKA blues). I guess when I think pentatonic I automatically think the minor, coming from playing blues and rock guitar.
-3-5-7-10-12 on the G-string is Gmin pentatonic
I think you mean E minor pentatonic (E G A B D E = 0 3 5 7 10 12). (It also has the same notes as G Major Pentatonic: G A B D E ...... relative minor/major relationship, but with 5-note scales.)