Playing Minor Pentatonic Scales

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Playing Minor Pentatonic Scales

A minor pentatonic scale consists of five notes (1 m3 4 5 m7) which are separated from each other by the following intervals: 1½-1-1-1½-1 (Ex. in C: C-Eb-F-G-Bb). It can be transposed into all other keys with the root as point of reference. Minor pentatonic scales are the basic tool for soloing and improvising on chord changes in a minor key and are therefore indispensable. Their principle field of application is blues (major or minor) and, by extension, also rock, soul, funk, pop, etc.

This course gives you the opportunity first to take a look at the minor pentatonic scales on video; then to study them with three practical exercises by first playing three-note then four-note groups and combining them in different ways, all the while referring to the corresponding recordings; and lastly to play them along to backing tracks by means of seven licks.

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