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Relative Major & Minor Keys
MAJOR KEY SIGNATURE RELATIVE MINOR
Using F Minor/Ab Major Pentatonic As An Example
Notice that both scales contain exactly the same notes, patterns and distances between notes. The only difference is that F minor pentatonic starts on F and Ab major pentatonic starts on Ab. They’re said to be related because they share the same notes.
To Find The Relative Major
If you’re playing a minor scale and you want to find the relative major:
• Go up three frets on the same string or
• Go down two frets and down a string
The relative major is a minor third up from the minor.
Find The Relative Minor
If you’re playing a major scale and you want to find the relative minor, do the opposite.
• Go down three frets on the same string or
• Go up two frets and up a string
The relative minor is a minor third down from the major.