Diagram on the right shows the 5 scale patterns in the key of C.
The red dots mark the Root of the scale, which is C.
You can see that the patterns of this scale are exactly the same as those of the minor pentatonic, but you play each pattern 3 frets lower than that of the minor pentatonic. The root note, however still remains as C.
Knowing this scale allows you to use the already familiar shapes of the minor pentatonic to get a completely different sound.
You can use this scale to get a less aggressive, happy sound over a major progression.
Listen to BB King for the applications of this scale.
Practice this scale by playing it over a major blues progression.
Practice mixing this scale with the minor pentatonic, and learn how their patterns overlay and which notes are different.
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