So I am fairly confident with my Pentatonic shapes (Exhibit A):
However I then started seeing these shapes labelled with the letters C, A, G, E and D. I started looking into the logic behind why each of them might get given each of these letters as a name.
To me it seemed like each of them literally contained the open chord they were named after.
Thus (Exhibit B):
So far my investigations suggest:
Pattern 1 -> G Pattern 2 -> E Pattern 3 -> D Pattern 4 -> C Pattern 5 -> A
And this seems to be confirmed by several sites:
However it seems to conflict with some other sites which seem to suggest (Exhibit C):
Pattern 1 -> E Pattern 2 -> D Pattern 3 -> C Pattern 4 -> A Pattern 5 -> G
Can someone please explain:
Have I gotten this wrong? If I have, and this other system is correct, is there a simple reasoning akin to the one I've used?
Please help. I'm all confused