PAIR THE CHORDS IN A KEY WITH THE PENTATONIC SCALES
Understanding the SWS
The SWS takes you around the cycle of 4th (moving anti-clockwise) as well as the cycle of 5th (moving clockwise).
Should you start in C, then all keys moving clockwise increase with one ‘#’ at a time.
Similarly, should you move anti-clockwise, you add another ‘b’ for each new key.
The inner circle of chords display the parallel minors, the middle circle display the major chords (I IV and V).
Musical harmony is all about understanding all these layers individually, as well as how they interact with each other.
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Here’s a flow chart of how you can add the pentatonic scales to the chords of the key.
|Chord||Major||Minor||Minor||Major||Major||Minor||Ignore for now|
|Scale||Maj Pent||Min Pent||Min Pent||Maj Pent||Maj Pent||Min Pent||Ignore for now|