I have some questions, but first the background: I get the magazine "Acoustic Guitar" and this month's edition has an article about using the pentatonic scale as an actual scale, i.e. treating the pent notes as if it is a complete scale: getting the root, second, third, fourth, fifth, then adding the next octave notes to get sixth, seventh, and so on. So C pent you have its complete "scale" over two octaves as C-D-E-G-A-C-D-E-G-A. From A minor pent you get A-C-D-E-G-A-C-D-E-G. Then it suggests building chords using the same rules as for a proper scale, i.e., the I7 (pent) chord would be the R-3-5-7 of the scale which is C-E-A-D (C6/9), the ii7 is D-G-C-E (Dm11 ?), and so on. Using the minor pent "scale" we can build A-D-G-C-E (A7#9sus4 ?), C-E-A-D-G (C6/9 ?), and so on. A lot of the voicings that can be built sound really interesting, but I think the intent of the article's author was to use these rules to create melodies during solos and such. Are there any examples of songs or players who utilize this technique? At any rate, so I am playing around with this stuff and it is totally cool, but now I'm thinking, what the heck can I intelligently do with this? So example, I-ii-IV-V in C, and if I have to think up a solo on the fly, I would normally tend to play C pent over the whole thing if I am lost, or perhaps better Am pent over the I, and Dm pent over the ii-IV, and either Am pent or C pent over the V. But basically either way I usually sound like I am noodling. Maybe to help me get a better grasp on this, what would be some interesting chords built from pent "scales" that would sound great over a C major progression (suggest any that you want)? If you wrote chord suggestions as "ii pent C" I would know you mean the 4 or 5 note chord build from the second note of the C Pent scale, which is how I am trying to think of this.