Ok, so the :
C Major Pentatonic
and the A Minor Pentatonic
are supposed to be the same stuff. But I'm unsure how that happens theoretically. (Apart from the obvious fact that they have the same notes in the fretboard).
Is this happening the same way as how E Lydian == G# Aeolian in the Diatonic scale ? Like, if i only know the 3 octave Aeolian shape, and I want to play E Lydian with it, this is what I have to do :
- Find my key (E). Let that be the Open 6th string.
- Move as many frets up/down as is the half-step difference between the mode I want to play (Lydian) and the mode I know how to play (Aeolian) ,which in this case is 4.
- Thus, if I play the Aeolian shape from 4th fret, 6th String, I'm playing G# Aeolian, and that's the same as E Lydian.
Can someone guide me as to how I can do this with pentatonic scales ? That is, play any Major Pentatonic using the Minor Pentatonic shape ?
Why does going three steps down from A minor Pentatonic give C Major Pentatonic ?
Why is it not called A Minor Lydian Pentatonic or something ?