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.
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