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~ Pentatonic Scales ~

The Musicarta Pentatonics Workbook

Sample Content Page One for the
Musicarta Pentatonics Workbook
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Welcome to the sample content pages for the Musicarta Pentatonics Workbook - now available on Udemy at a discount introductory price of $19.95.

Pentatonic scales have five notes – two of the notes in the ordinary scale are missed out. There are two pentatonic scales, a pentatonic major and a pentatonic minor. These scales are easy to learn and generate lots of music, from blues and heavy metal through to mainstream rock jamming and folk tunes.

You'll recognise the sound of the minor pentatonic scale immediately. Here's an example.

Pentatonic scales are great for improvising because they provide a limited set of notes which sound good over a maximum number of chords. Because there are only five of them, it’s easier to pick a note, and it’s more likely to be a good one.

If you're interested in boosting your popular-styles keyboard skills using this approach, please watch this introductory video.



Here's some sample content from the Musicarta Pentatonics Workbook theory modules.

The all-white-key major pentatonic scales

Musicarta's video method coaches you to reliably finding the pentatonic scale tones in any key. Here are two which use only the white piano keys.

 C pentatonic major

 F pentatonic major


In fact, the same five keys can make both a major and a minor pentatonic scale. The Musicarta Pentatonic Workbook has lots of diagrams to help you quickly grasp these creative secrets!

Sample Workbook repertoire

Here's 'Ambling Around' - one of the first pieces in the Workbook. It uses the three (C, F and G) all-white-key major pentatonic scales.


Here's the 'One-octave Blues'. It uses the same five keys, but with A as the home-note - so it's in A minor.

Why not try a
free sample Pentatonics Workbook module!
Learn the 'One-octave Blues' (the tune right above).
Click through here to see how easy it is to
...make music with the pentatonic scales!


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The immediately recognizable five-tone pentatonic scales are easy to find and underpin much of the popular music we all love.
The Musicarta Pentatonics Workbook is a fully featured video course with 50+ web-page lessons, accessible to players of all levels and orientations.
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Sample doodles

Because the pentatonic scales use only five notes, any note you pick 'sounds right'. That's why they're used so much for melody-writing and improvising.

Here are two sample ‘doodles’. They both start and end on the name-note (tonic/T) of the scale - C or A. They're right in the middle of the keyboard - try to copy them.

 C major

 A minor


Spoiler alert! Here come 'the answers'!


There's a whole section of playing-by-ear coaching in the Workbook, so don't be dismayed if at first you don't succeed! You can at least see how the two familiar-sounding melodies are made from the notes of the pentatonic scale.

So! Ready to take a leap of faith?

THE PENTATONICS WORKBOOK
video course

The immediately recognizable five-tone pentatonic scales are easy to find and underpin much of the popular music we all love.
The Musicarta Pentatonics Workbook is a fully featured video course with 50+ web-page lessons, accessible to players of all levels and orientations.
This workbook will give your musical adventuring a powerful boost!




Pentatonics workbook



Available on
Udemy for

ONLY $19.95


BUY NOW!

Or enjoy your free sample module - The One-Octave Blues.

Thanks for visiting!

By the way...   

The Pentatonic Hanon 01-12-20 Exercise Series

The NEW Pentatonic Hanon 01-12-20 Exercise Series has now (Feb 2021) been added to the Musicarta Pentatonics Workbook.

PentHan 01-12-20 coaches you in practicing the pentatonic scales in a way that will build both your keyboard dexterity and the pattern-based creativity present in great improvising.

Click on through to THE SERIES HOME PAGE to get up to speed with this invaluable new resource.



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