Moll Pentatonik

Moll Pentatonic

If there is a Major Pentatonic there must be also a minor version of it! By the way it is the fifth mode of the Eb Major Pentatonic scale.

Here is the C Minor Pentatonic scale:

A comparison of the Minor and Major Pentatonic scale


  • An example in classical music of the Pentatonic scale is „Prélude à l’après-midi d‘ un faune“ from the year 1894 by Debussy.
  • The jazz pianist Mc Coy Turner demonstrates how much can be created from a relative simple scale.


Parallel Major and Minor Pentatonic

Pentatonic scales can be used very often and are easy to play. Parallel Major and Minor Pentatonic have the same notes and key signatures.

  • If you begin with the I degree you get the major pentatonic.
  • If you begin with the VI degree you get the minor pentatoni

With this Minor Pentatonic J. Coltrane plays the Major Pentatonic (also Major color circle) but with a diminished III degree of course.

John Coltranes Minor Pentatonic

Here are the two scales for comparison.

Sus Pentatonic

The Sus Pentatonic is the same as the Minor Pentatonic with the second note diminished by half a note. The scale is not on the ScaleTwister, but is easily derived from the Minor Pentatonic. It is basically the second mode of the Bb Major Pentatonic.


This scale is used for the so called sus-chords .