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The Pentatonic Riffs with Improvisations is based on a pentatonic minor scale-tone practice pattern. This page has the build-up to that pattern.
You need to be able to play the final pattern to enjoy the groovy riff build-up that follows.
First, listen to the module performance.
We start by counting the A minor pentatonic scale. Work through this section diligently. Even if you know it, the repetition is beneficial.
You should be able to see the A minor pentatonic scale in the keyboard and name (number) the tones.
The build-up to the scale-tone practice pattern is divided into five videos so that you can easily repeat each section.
Methodical, thorough work here will pay off later!
Video One: Right hand ascending
Try to work up fluency - a regular, even performance.
Video One: Right hand descending and up and down
Video Three: Adding a left hand
We bring in the left hand, just playing a simple single-note scale.
Video Four: The left hand scale-tone pattern
Now the left hand learns the scale-tone pattern.
Video Five: The two-handed pattern
You play the pattern two-handed. It's important to be able to play this reliably before we start adding tricky rhythms.
When you feel you're ready, go on to Page Two of this module.
The Pentatonic Scales
Melody Work and
Playing by Ear
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