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  Pentatonic scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pentatonic scales are very common and are found all over the world, including but not limited to the tuning of the Ethiopian krar and the Indonesian gamelan, the melodies of African-American spirituals, Celtic folk music and the music of French composer Claude Debussy.
One is the relative minor pentatonic derived from the major pentatonic, using scale tones 1, 3, 4, 5, and 7 of the natural minor scale (root, minor third, perfect fourth, perfect fifth, minor seventh).
Pentatonic scales are useful in modern jazz and pop/rock contexts because they work exceedingly well over several chords diatonic to the same key, often better than the parent scale.
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 Musical scale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scales are typically ordered in pitch, with their ordering providing a measure of musical distance.
Scales are often abstracted from performance or composition, though they are often used precompositionally to guide or limit a composition.
Microtonal scales are also used in traditional Indian Raga music, which has a variety of modes which are used not only as modes or scales but also as defining elements of the song, or raga.
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 Pentatonic scale
Pentatonic scales are found all over the world: in the tuning of the Ethiopian krar and the Indonesian gamelan, in the melodies of African-American spirituals and of composer Claude Debussy.
A more complicated construction, derived from Western European classical music, begins with a major scale and omits the fourth and the seventh scale degrees: a C major scale is {C, D, E, F, G, A, B}, so a C major pentatonic scale would be {C, D, E, G, A}.
The major pentatonic scale is the basic scale of the music of China and one of the most important scales in jazz.
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 A major / F# minor Pentatonic Scale
Pentatonic scales consist of 5 notes, hence the "penta" prefix.
The minor pentatonic scale can be considered a derivative of a minor scale based on the sixth degree (aeolian or natural minor for you modal guys and gals) of a major key with the 2nd and 6th omitted.
Pentatonic scales are heavily used in country, rock, and blues.
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 Pentatonic scale
Pentatonic scales are very common, and found all over the world: in the tuning of the Ethiopian
The major pentatonic scale can also be seen as all the pitches that are not present in the major scale: in C major, the remaining pitches are G flat, A flat, B flat, D flat, and E flat, the notes in the G flat major pentatonic scale.
A minor version of the pentatonic scale is obtained by using the same notes as in the major pentatonic scale, but starting one step lower to obtain the
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 Pentatonic Scales
Pentatonic scales are very common, and found all over the world: in the tuning of the Ethiopian krar and the Indonesian gamelan, in the melodies of African-American spirituals and of French composer Claude Debussy.
For those of you who are sick and tired of playing A pentatonic minor at the 5th fret or E pentatonic minor at the 12th fret, here is the tab for these scales covering the entire fretboard.
I think it's more attractive scale, because it is the basics behind working with a dark, minor sound (as opposed to the happy major sound.) I can't explain the thrill when I discovered if you add a few notes here and there, you come up with the natural minor scale.
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 D major / B minor Pentatonic Scale
The major pentatonic scale can be considered a derivative of a "regular" major scale.
The scale based on the sixth degree in the key of D major reads as follows: b, c#, d, e, f#, g, a.
The notes given are at home from both a D major pentatonic point of view and a B minor pentatonic perspective.
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 Minor Pentatonic Scale @ FREE Basic Guitar.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Minor Pentatonic Scale is one of the first scales that guitar students learn.
Pentatonic scales are known primarily for the "bluesy" sound they suggest, but have long been used by blues, rock, and jazz musicians.
A minor pentatonic scale is "related" to its major pentatonic scale because it has the same patterns (or notes) but the tonic note changes.
www.freebasicguitar.com /minorpenta.asp   (277 words)

  
 Pentatonic Minor Scale Lesson For Guitar And Bass
This scale is often called the "blues scale" but we will stay away from that name because many people seem to have different ideas of what is or isn't the blues scale.
The pentatonic minor scale is a five (5) note scale (penta meaning five like in pentagon, and tonic meaning tone).
E pentatonic minor will be the pentatonic minor scale played in the key of E, which means E will be our root note.
www.theorylessons.com /pentminor.html   (390 words)

  
 Guitar Nine Records - Guest Column: Modal Applications Of The Pentatonic Scale
The major scale and its modes, the harmonic minor scale, the melodic minor scale and its modes and the symmetrical scales (the diminished and whole tone scales) all became part of my vocabulary and the minor pentatonic scale kind of got tossed aside so I could concentrate on using my new and exciting friends.
Probably any five note scale could be describes as a pentatonic scale but the ones that we generally play in western music are the major and minor pentatonic scales.
This application of the minor pentatonic scale played on the 2nd of the minor chord will give you the major sixth which is "dorian" by nature so I tend to think of this scale used in this context as the "dorian" pentatonic.
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 Pentatonic Guitar Scale Books/Videos/DVD - Buy/Purchase Online
The notes in each scale are indentical, however due to the tonic notes that provide the given letter name of these scales, each scale provides a different sound.
In the key of G pentatonic major, the "realtive minor" scale is E pentatonic minor.Example #1 teaches both scales and their given chord.
Example #2 teaches guitar licks from each scale that immediately demonstrate the difference in sound between these 2 scales that are commonly used for blues, country, rock, classic rock and heavy metal.
www.guitartabbooks.com /freelessons/pentatonicguitarscalevideo.htm   (165 words)

  
 Improvise - The Pentatonic Scale Part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Eight note scales have too many notes and their patterns on the fretboard are too complex for a beginner to remember.
The scale you need to learn is the minor pentatonic scale - the most commonly used scale in pop, rock, punk and metal music.
This scale is in the key of E (minor) because it’s starting note — an unfretted open note on the low E string - is an E. You can move the pattern up and down the neck depending on what key the song you are playing is in.
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 Pentatonic scale
The tonal pentatonic scale, usually in its "first mode" (on c), are occurs in the music of nearly all ancient cultures —China, Polynesia, Africa—as well as that of the American Indians, Celts, and Scots.
Since these scales include two major thirds (ditonus) they are also called "ditonic." The second form is of special on interest since this is the scale that, in descending op motion, prevailed in ancient Greece: e'.
Semitonal pentatonic scales frequently tor occur in modern *Japanese music, (c) A pentatonic scale with equidistant steps is the "Javanese slhidro.
www.people.vcu.edu /~bhammel/theory/appm166/penta_scale_define.html   (313 words)

  
 Information about the Pentatonic Scale at BirdhousesAndFeedersOnline.com
One is the relative minor pentatonic derived from the major pentatonic, using scale tones 1, b3, 4, 5, b7 (root, minor third, perfect fourth, perfect fifth, minor seventh) relative to the tonic.
Another common minor pentatonic is constructed from the scale tones 1, 2, b3, 5, 6.
For the corresponding relative minor pentatonic, scale tones 1, b3, 4, 5, b7 work the same way, either as minor triad tones (1, b3, 5) or as common extensions (4, b7), as they all avoid being a half step above a chord tone.
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 Glass ~ Music Major Pentatonic Scale Lesson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The major pentatonic scale is made up of five different pitches.
In other words, it is a major scale without the 4th and the 7th note.
The major pentatonic scale can be found most easily on the piano by playing all of the "fl keys" from Gb to Gb.
www.glassmusicworks.com /ScaleLessons/MajPent.html   (318 words)

  
 Major Pentatonic Scale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A scale is minor if the third note of the scale is three frets from the root note.
In the A major scale the third note is C#, which is four frets from A. In the pentatonic scale above the third note is C, not C#.
It looks like the minor pentatonic scale for F#, which it is. However, it is also the major pentatonic scale for A major.
www.guitartricks.com /scales2a.shtml   (460 words)

  
 Pentatonic Scale Shapes
The Pentatonic shapes are named minor and major, normally you don't hear that there are three minor positions and three major positions.
The Blues scale is normally a pentatonic scale with an added flat 5th - We took it one step further and added a different blues scale along side the normal one, the new one is a pentatonic scale with an added flat 1st.
The "Major Scale Shapes" are similar in theory to the major scale shapes, It is the major scales chopped into smaller peices that interlock together.
www.guitarweek.com /scales/pentatonic.php   (144 words)

  
 A Pentatonic Scale Activity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The scales can be found easily: C major is all the "white key" notes from C to C. The C sharp pentatonic scale is all the "fl key" notes from C sharp to C sharp.
For example the famous Japanese tune Cherry Blooms is pentatonic, but it cannot be played on the fl keys of the piano, because it uses a different set of five notes, including some notes that are only a half step apart.
If you are still not sure yourself what the scales should sound like, listen to a C major scale and a C sharp pentatonic scale.
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 Pentatonic scales.
All examples can be heard in midi.When you have gone through the pentatonic scales and their boxes (patterns) try playing them over some of the midi backing tracks i have created.
When we looked at the A major pentatonic scale we found the F# (sharp) minor pentatonic scale.The minor pentatonic is the same as the major pentatonic with it´s root three frets higher.So if you play the A minor pentatonic scale starting on the C note you have the C major pentatonic scale.
When you are done practicing the A major and minor pentatonic scales practice them in differnt keys all over the fretboard.But before that try playing these scales over the midi backing tracks i have created.
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 Lesson 5: The Pentatonic Scale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Scale are patterns of notes that, when put together is different ways, can create different kinds of feelings.
This is a first position scale, meaning that your first finger will take care of the first fret, your second finger with the second fret, and so on.
This is the pentatonic scale in A. If you slide this pattern around, you can play the scale in different keys all over the fretboard.
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 Music Theory - The Pentatonic Scale | sputnikmusic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The pentatonic scale is the most wideley used scale available for lead guitar, and it just happens to be the easiest to learn as well.
On the second bar of the pentatonic over a mojor key you are playing the 7th fret than the 5th fret on the "G" string, you then go to play the 5th fret and the 7th fret on the "D" string.
Just like to add that there are four more more pentatonic scales than this one (they all have the same notes, but they are different fingerings depending where you are on the fret board).
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 Pentatonic Scales for the guitar - By Greg Cisko
For each key, they are the same patterns except the Major Pentatonic scale is shifted 3 frets toward the nut as compared to it's Minor Pentatonic counterpart.
Pentatonic Scale Map: This section introduces the 5 separate patterns of the Pentatonic scale.
Minor Pentatonic Scale key of G or Major Pentatonic Key of A# Minor Pentatonic Scale key of A or Major Pentatonic Key of C
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 june7-pentatonic minor scale
Recall that a pentatonic scale is a scale made up of five distinct notes and their octaves.
So, a pentatonic minor scale is a scale of five distinct notes with a minor chord built on the 1.
Pentatonic minor can generally be used over the following chords: minor, m7, m add9, m6, m6/7, m7/11, m9, m7b9, m11, m13 (use the same "1" for the chord and scale.
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 Pentatonic scale used in music.
The pentatonic scale is a 5 note scale.
The major pentatonic scale is a major scale without the 4th and 7th degree's (notes).
Use a D major pentatonic scale to improvise over a classic Tom Petty tune in the key of D major.
www.musiclearning.com /lessoncentral/scales/pentatonic.html   (104 words)

  
 The Pentatonic Scale
See, for each major and minor key, there is a corresponding pentatonic scale that is made up of the most dominant notes in the scale.
To play a minor pentatonic, bar your index finger across the fret where the root is found on the E strings.
To find G minor pentatonic, you would bar your index finger across the third fret (the location of the note G on the E strings) then follow the same pattern as the example above, skipping three frets on the E strings, three frets on the B string, and two frets on the other strings.
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 Scale (music)
A scale degree is a numeric position of a note within a scale ordered by increasing pitch.
In traditional Western music, scale degrees are most often separated by equally tempered tones or semitones, creating at most, twelve pitches.
Thus in a C major scale: CDEFGAB, a chord built on C is the notes CEG.
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 Guitar- Pentatonic Scale 5th position.
A minor scale is a C major scale played from A to A
Scales - How to build a major scale, both on one string and in 1st position.
The blues scale is a minor pentatonic scale with one extra note.
www.musiclearning.com /lessoncentral/scales/5thposamin.html   (152 words)

  
 Music Theory: Jazz Scales: Pentatonic Scales: Major Pentatonic Scale
The major pentatonic is the most important of the pentatonic scales.
The major pentatonic scale consists of the root, second, third, fifth, and sixth degrees of the major scale.
The major pentatonic scales built on the fourth and fifth degrees of the major scale are both diatonic to the original key:
www.outsideshore.com /school/music/almanac/html/Music_Theory/Jazz_Scales/Pentatonic_Scales/Major_Pentatonic_Scale.htm   (287 words)

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