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Rhythmic Pentatonic Scales (The Beat and Rhythm Workbook, Module Four)

The minor pentatonic ('blues') scales are the raw material of vast amounts of popular music, and any popular-styles keyboard would do well to learn and pract...
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Language: English
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Description

The minor pentatonic (‘blues’) scales are the raw material of vast amounts of popular music, and any popular-styles keyboard would do well to learn and practice them.

And why not “light two candles with one match” and practice them in a progressive collection of jazz/blues rhythms?

The Rhythmic Pentatonic Scales is Module Four of the Beat and Rhythm Workbook, and offers a stand-out opportunity to fast-track your jazz-blues rhythm skills.

You will have started with Module One of the Workbook – The Snake Dance – and watched the Workbook introductory video there.

The thirteen module videos present the learning material in a structured, progressive way, starting with the  pentatonic scales in D minor I-IV-V, coaching in syncopated rhythms (in two different meters), and performance ranging  through the blues ‘twelve-bar’ (I-IV-V) chord sequence.

The second set offers the same material in the more challenging C minor key, with more black keys.

Don’t overload by feeling you have to work straight through from start to finish! Have a browse, by all means, but practice a couple of patterns to a high standard before adding more to your repertoire, and look out for opportunities to deploy your advanced rhythm skills on other material.

Download the PDF lesson notes from within the lessons as you progress.

You will learn

The Rhythmic Pentatonic Scales module videos fall into six sections.

  1. Learning the D minor pentatonic scales
  2. Tapping and playing the D minor six-eight performances
  3. Tapping and playing the D minor three-four performances
  4. Learning the C minor key pentatonic scales
  5. Tapping and playing the C minor six-eight performances
  6. Tapping and playing the C minor three-four performances

Benchmark your progress by posting a recording in the Class Gallery (video or just audio) from each of these sections – i.e. at the end of videos One, Four, Five, Eight, Nine, Ten, plus any two of the remaining four videos, to show you’ve worked through all the material. (Don’t forget to put your age, too!)

However, you won’t want to overload by working through all the videos one straight after the other, so anticipate taking a few months to work through the whole course. “Little and often” is the way to really ‘own’ those muscle-memory skills

Your recording doesn’t have to be ‘professional quality’ – your mobile phone will do fine. And your performance doesn’t have to be perfect either – just think of it as ‘ticking the box’.

You may well find yourself coming up with original variations, so be sure to record and post these as ‘ORIGINAL’!

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There is no requirement, anyone can start this course.

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