Re: the Allman Brothers's Scale

I believe that scale is also called the Major Pentatonic scale

>From: Gatorharp@xxxxxxx
>Reply-To: Gatorharp@xxxxxxx
>To: harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: the Allman Brothers's Scale
>Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 20:00:38 EST
>alciere@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
><<  Not a blues scale. Not a blues pentatonic scale. Turns out they're
>  playing the Irish pentatonic scale A,B,C#,E,F#. On the diatonic this 
>  can be played in 2nd position, but it's different than the blues 2nd
>  position.There's only one bend.
>  1D 2B 2D 3Dbb 3D 4D 5B 6B 6D 7D 8B 8D 9B 10D   >>
>lots of sothern rockers have used this scale, but so have many
>others...springsteen, thin lizzy, elvis costello.
>it's also the bass line intro to the temptations' classic "my girl".  i 
>this every so often for practice, and try and see how many positions i can
>play it in.  besides second, the scale sits pretty well in other positions
>for at least one octave...first, third, and twelfth for sure.  fourth and
>fifth, too.  throw in an overdraw or overblow, and you get a couple of 
>steven j gatorman
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