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"Which way you choose to visualize or conceptualize them depends on what you are trying to accomplish musically."
I'd appreciate elaboration on this.
because I always viewed it like this:
"You can also view them as all just different sequences of the major (or minor) diatonic scales."
Which to me lacks the elegant cohesion I now see in the [scaling] from scale degree > triad > mode;
but your reply implies I'm missing something;
is it in regards to modulation... or...?
"I often use the pentatonic scales as handy visual guides (less clutter!) & then insert diatonic notes as needed depending on what I'm playing & what sounds I want."
Yes: the "skeleton" concept; that your pentatonic lessons are build on.
That was a huge aha for me:
I started noticing how that applies to what the masters are doing; regardless of if they're aware of it or not.
I appreciate the way you [contextualize your links to your lessons] in your replies.
The laundry lists on the instructor pages are overwhelming; due to their lack of nesting > context.