Musicarta Pentatonics Workbook

One-octave Pentatonic Blues
~ free sample module - Page One ~

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.

Counting the minor pentatonic scale

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.

The A minor pentatonic scale


The D minor pentatonic scale

Apply the same method to find the D minor pentatonic scale-tones.


The E minor pentatonic scale

Apply the same method to find the E minor pentatonic scale-tones.


Playing the one-octave scales

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.


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