|Pentatonic Scales, Part 1
Pentatonic Scales, Part 1
Pentatonic scales are five-note scales that are very singable and consonant, and a lot of melodies use the pentatonic scale. The most common pentatonic scales are the major pentatonic and minor pentatonic. The major pentatonic scale consists of the first, second, third, fifth, and sixth degrees of the major scale (1, 2, 3, 5, 6), while the minor pentatonic uses the same notes of the major scale, but starting on the sixth degree of the scale, like a relative minor, but, again, with just five notes: the root, minor third, fourth, fifth, and flatted seventh. Zoe shows you the C major and A minor pentatonic scales and then shows you the melody to Billy Joel’s song “And So It Goes,” which uses the C major pentatonic scale.
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