• Who Else Wants To Learn About Pentatonic Scales?

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    In today’s lesson, we’re covering the ins and outs of pentatonic scales – from its definition to exploring known pentatonic scales.

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    Who Else Is Interested In Learning Creative Fourth Voicings For Both Hands?

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    In today’s lesson, we’ll be looking at creating fourth voicings for both hands.

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    Scale Formation: Casting Out The Devil In Music

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    In medieval times (400AD – 1400AD), the intervals of an augmented fourth or a diminished fifth were known as “the devil in music.” Learn what happens when you cast this interval out of the major scale.

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    Discover the shortcut to playing minor pentatonic scales

    About a month ago, I posted a lesson on how to play pentatonic scales. As you learned in that post, this scale is called “pentatonic” because it has 5 notes. “Penta” is an ancient Greek prefix meaning “five.”

    We unraveled the numerical names for other scales too. Like… [more]

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    How to play a pentatonic scale

    pentagon-small.jpgI’ve received a lot of questions about the pentatonic scale lately so I wanted to reserve some time to break it down. Like a pentagon, which has 5 sides, pentatonic scales have 5 notes. “Pentatonic” doesn’t mean one type of scale though, as some might think. There is a most common one that I’ll talk about below, but the truth is, there are tons of pentatonic scales and they vary widely depending on where you are in the world…

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