This catchy 12-bar minor blues uses the
white-key A minor and D minor pentatonic scales – chords I and IV (One and
Four) of a twelve-bar chord sequence.
Watch the performance video a few times to get the feel.
Performance-speed segments are on offer as we work through the build-up, so don't worry if this seems rather fast!
Download the module lesson notes here.
Download your lesson notes and find the keyboard diagrams for reference as we count the minor pentatonic scale at the keyboard
Watch the video for each section and find the A, D and E minor pentatonic scale tones.
Apply the same method to find the D minor pentatonic scale-tones.
Apply the same method to find the E minor pentatonic scale-tones.
Now make sure you can play the one-octave minor pentatonic scales with your right hand, fingering correctly.
Here's the video for this section.
Hare are the scales written out, with an audio file to copy.
When you can find the notes of the three scales easily, go on to Page Two of this free Musicarta Pentatonics Workbook module.
The Pentatonic Scales
Melody Work and
Playing by Ear
and Diaries -