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Mando pentatonic major vs minor

Hope I’m asking this correctly. The difference between a major and minor pentatonic scale is that the third tone in the scale is always flattened for the minor, correct?

Thanks.

While that is true, there are other differences. To convert a minor pentatonic to it’s relative major, just start on the third (or the second note of the pentatonic) if you want the major in the same key as your playing the minor, move the whole thing down three frets and then start on the third (or second) there should be others who can make a little more sense than me

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“The minor pentatonic scale formula is 1, b3, 4, 5, b7”

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True in any Key!

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