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Jazz & More Guitar Lessons: Minor 6 Pentatonic and Whole Tone Pentatonic

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Jazz Advanced, Minor 6 Pentatonic and
Whole Tone Pentatonic.
If we have a chord like, for
instance, a C minor 7 chord or
a C minor 6.
Or, in this case, some,
some chord some minor chord where
we could actually use the 6th.
So if it's a minor 7,
it has to be kind of a like a Dorian mode
With a natural 6th.
Or if we have this chord, the minor
six where we all ready have that note.
So I'm gonna show you a useful pentatonic.
We call it C Minor 6 Pentatonic in that,
in this case.
So instead of the regular pentatonic,
1, minor 3rd,
4th, 5th, 7th, and root,.
We're gonna replace
the 7th with the 6th.
So C, E flat, F, G, A, C, E flat.
G, A
So you can try it all over the neck.
You can try it here or here.
So actually now I added the 7th,
but you don't have to do that.
I used like, a little suspension here,
but without the 7th.
This sound is very typical
within modern jazz like John Coltrane.
Chick Korea, those guys, you know.
Imp, improvising over, maybe like,
if you have like, ten bars,
twelve bars of, of C, C minor,
this is a nice flavor to it.
You can also, of course,
use the minor 6 arpeggio.
C, E flat, G, and B.
And A, I'm sorry.
I'm teaching that within
the gypsy jazz block.
It's a nice arpeggio to be able to play,
play as well.
But now we're talking
about this pentatonic.
So once again, the notes C,
E flat, F, G, A.
So C, E flat, F, G, A.
And I get.
Changed the rhythm a lil, a little bit.
One, two, one, two, one, two, three, four.
It's a very cool sound.
The next step would be to
take it even more outside and
replace the root with the major 7th.
So now you will have a major 7th
Minor 3rd.
4th 5th, 6th, and major 7th.
You will have a B instead of the C.
And these notes can be found within
the melodic minor scale of course.
But now it's a different sound.
We call this the whole tone pentatonic.
There's a sax player, a very famous and
great player called Jerry Bergonzi.
He's famous for using this, this scale.
So it sounds like this then.
All right?
Pretty cool.
Up, up here, for instance.
Same thing.
So what I'm
gonna do now
is like,
play over it.
We're gonna change the key here
to D Dorian just for fun, so
you will cover it another key as well.
I want to start with, so D Dorian is
the chord, D minor 7 chord or D minor 6.
And I'm gonna improvise using
the D minor 6 pentatonic.
Then the hold tone pentatonic
replacing D with C sharp and
maybe also,
a little bit of the D minor 6 arpeggio.
So you will hear a mix here,
so here we go.
the whole tone.
Mixing it up.