Pentatonic Scale

November 20, 2015

Pentatonic scales are fun ….. if you’re a pianist and you want to sound like you know what you’re doing …. play anything on the black keys and you’ll sound...

Pentatonic scales are fun ….. if you’re a pianist and you want to sound like you know what you’re doing …. play anything on the black keys and you’ll sound “cool” I’ll often have my little students play on the black keys on the black to write songs …. they become excited when they realize it sounds like something.

So what is a pentatonic scale? What are the tones and semi-tones

unlike major and minor scales which have 7 tones, the pentatonic scale only has 5 tones

T T T+ST  T

yup, that’s it!

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