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.