Thursday, October 11, 2018
Today's lesson is on another scale that can be used for improvising in your songs. It is called the Pentatonic Scale
Alright, so let's get to what that is. Well, it's only 5 notes to remember, so hurrah for that, right?
You're gonna play the first, second, third, fifth and sixth note of the scale of whatever chord you are playing. What does that mean exactly?
If you are playing a G chord, you will then use the G major scale as your foundation. You'll play G A B D E.
Try it out. As they say around Boston where I live, it's "wicked awesome". (What's the expression for that where you live I wonder??) Aaaaaanywhooo, go around that great circle of fifths with every chord and scale.
This exercise will simultaneously work on your chords AND major scales (cause you gotta know them to do the pentatonic scale of course!) AND your pentatonic
I love getting multiple benefits from one exercise, don't you?
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Next week, we're gonna use this pentatonic scale to start thinking' about improvising!
Stay tuned for that one.
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Break out of that boring melody in the right hand and chord in the left hand which I know you are dying to do.
Let's break out of your comfort zone right now!
Enjoy your day and know that I am with you, musically and otherwise.
All my very best to you