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I’m going through the Blues course and finished the lesson on finding the root fret and key. Brian says he walks up the string until he finds the note that fits what’s playing and then he can use pattern one to start playing along. Here’s where I’m confused. If I put my first finger on the 5th fret 1st or 6th string then using pattern 1 I’m playing the Am pentatonic scale. However, the Am pentatonic scale is also the same scale as the C major pentatonic scale. So in my mind, if my pinky starts a note on the 8th fret, 1st/6th string, I’m in the C major pentatonic scale, but if my first finger starts a note on the 5th fret 1st/6th string I’m in the Am pentatonic scale. So, how do I know which key is being used when jamming? Am or C major? Or maybe I’m reading too much into this.
Thanks for your input.
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