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Lesson 26: 2 Octave Major Pentatonic Scale

Sign up for free iOS apps! http://bit.ly/FREEAPPS The Major Pentatonic Scale --------------------------------------------------------------------- Now that you've learned five different ways to play both basic major and minor scales, it's time to move on to some other scales. Let's check out the major pentatonic scale. Major Pentatonic --------------------------------------------------------------------- This scale is essentially a simpler version of the basic major scale. It's simpler because it only contains five scale degrees as opposed to seven (or eight, including the octave). Refer to the video above and the diagram below for the one octave A major pentatonic scale: The Origin of the Pentatonic Scale --------------------------------------------------------------------- If you break down the Greek word, "pentatonic", "penta" means five, and "tonic" means tone. In other words, a pentatonic scale contains five scale degrees as opposed to seven, like basic major and minor scales.The five scale degrees in a major pentatonic are: * 1st degree * 2nd degree * 3rd degree * 5th degree * 6th degree Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/lesson-26-the-major-pentatonic-scale/
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