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CHAPTER-9.1: PENTATONIC SCALES

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Pentatonic Scales are directly derived from natural Major and Minor scales. Penta is 5, tonic is Tones-our sounds-A scale with 5 tones or notes. Pentatonic scales are very common and are found all over the world.

Major Pentatonic:

Dismiss 4th and 7th notes from Natural Major scale, from any root.

Example Tab of A Major Pentatonic  1st octave(A,B,C#,E,F#,A):

Task :Play the Scale on metronome on 120,3/4 ( 2 notes per beat)-Ascending and Descending.

Minor Pentatonic:

Dismiss 2nd and 6th notes from natural Minor scale, from any root.

Example tab for A minor Pentatonic  1st octave(A,C,D,E,G,A):

Task :Play the Scale on metronome on 120,3/4 ( 2 notes per beat)-Ascending and Descending orders.

2 Octaves:

 

Major Pentatonic:

Dismiss 4th and 7th notes from Natural Major scale, from any root.

Example Tab of A Major Pentatonic  1st and 2nd octave(A,B,C#,E,F#,A):

Task :Play the Scale on metronome on 120,3/4 ( 2 notes per beat)-Ascending and Descending from different roots such as G,B,C etc.

Minor Pentatonic:

Dismiss 2nd and 6th notes from natural Minor scale, from any root.

Example tab for A minor Pentatonic  1st octave(A,C,D,E,G,A):

Task :Play the Scale on metronome on 120,3/4 ( 2 notes per beat)-Ascending and Descending from different roots such as Gm,Bm,Cm etc.

 


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