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Pentatonic Scale Lexicon Volume One Major

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Pentatonic Scale Lexicon Volume One Major

We are very excited to present this new course! it provides a comprehensive approach to working with the pentatonic scale. It is no exaggeration to state that the major pentatonic is one of the most used scales in music. It occurs through just about every culture and genre and is a building block of some of our most familiar and cherished melodies.This course explores the many ways that a major pentatonic scale can be used. From simple sequencing to the use of "side stepping," ( see examples at bottom of page ) the major pentatonic is a rich resource for creating strong melodies. This course is recommended for all instruments, although fingerings have been provided for the guitar. Through exercises, études and mp3s you will experience this trusty scale and learn how to apply it to any musical context.

What's in the Pentatonic Scale Lexicon Volume One Major Course?

It is a comprehensive exploration of the major pentatonic in all keys with a comprehensive pattern and side stepping exercises. More specifically it includes:

  • Scale fingerings for major pentatonic Scale for guitarists
  • 216 Three Note major pentatonic exercises in all keys for a total of 2592 exercises.
  • 96 Four Note major pentatonic exercises in all keys for a total of 384 exercises.
  • 288 Four Note major pentatonic exercises in all keys for a total of 3456 exercises.
  • 432 Side Stepping major pentatonic exercises with midifiles
  • 156 major pentatonic études with 468 mp3s at 3 different tempos plus midifiles
  • If you prefer the bass clef version see Pentatonic Scale Lexicon V1 Bass Clef

How is the Pentatonic Scale Lexicon Volume One Major Course Organized?

The Pentatonic Scale Lexicon Volume One Major course is logical and easy to follow. It contains 2592 major pentatonic patterns that include midifles so you can hear each exercise and set your own tempo. 156 études with bass and drums are included which help you to hear how to apply the major pentatonic scale.

The all elusive side stepping technique where you play in and outside the key with parallel pentatonic scales is demystified with hundreds of exercises and études to help you apply the concept.

With each of the 12 sweep types, information is presented about applying them, plus investigations on what else can be extracted from the two trichord pairs concept.

Is the Pentatonic Scale Lexicon Volume One Major just a Book of patterns or Does it Teach You Something?

the Pentatonic Scale Lexicon Volume One Major course gives you in-depth information on how to think and hear a major pentatonic scale in many of the common situations where the scale is used. All exercises are explained so that you see the bigger picture of how to organize the major pentatonic.

Examples from the Pentatonic Scale Lexicon Volume One Major

Example One

The Pentatonic Scale Lexicon V1 Major course gives you a ton of ways to sequence a major penatonic scale. Below is an example of four of the six ways to play that the first three degrees of a C major pentatonic (1,2,3) can be used ascending and descending. These are super cool melodies and below is only one page of many containing awesome three note pentatonic patterns. All keys are included.

Example Two

Four note patterns are also included in the Pentatonic Scale Lexicon V1 Major course. This gives you a yet another way to sequence the scale up and down two octaves. Below is an example of four of the 24 ways to play the first four degrees of a C major pentatonic ascending and descending. Again these are the "go to" four note pentatonic patterns. All keys are included.

Example Three

The all elusive side stepping sound is often used by great musicians. This book is the rosetta stone for understanding and learning to play freely with this concept. The are 100's of examples of side stepping down and up a half step and a tritone away in this course and of course the exercises are in all keys.

Example Four

Side stepping sound is often achieved by using four note patterns. This book dedicates a large section understanding and learning to play freely with this concept. The are 100's of examples of side stepping down and up a half step and a tritone away in this course and of course the exercises are in all keys.

Example Five

Études are also included in this course. The études allow you to hear and practice the major pentatonic scale. The études are played at three tempos and MP3s with bass and drums are included. It is super rare to find these kind of real music examples of the various concepts of improvising with a major pentatonic. Études written with eighth notes and sixteenths are included. Learn the entire étude or pick out choice licks to add to your musical palette.

B Major Pentatonic Slow Tempo

B Major Pentatonic Medium Tempo

B Major Pentatonic Fast Tempo

Example Six

Études are also given using sixteenth notes which also include bass and drums are included. MP3s are also included so that you can hear each étude. Learn the entire étude or pick out choice licks to add to your musical palette.

C Major Pentatonic Slow Tempo

C Major Pentatonic Medium Tempo

C Major Pentatonic Fast Tempo

Example Seven

Études using side stepping melodies with bass and drums accompaniment. The études with side stepping a great way so slow down the scale superimposition concept so that you can develop these types of melodic lines.

B Major Pentatonic Slow Tempo

B Major Pentatonic Medium Tempo

B Major Pentatonic Fast Tempo

Example Eight

This étude explores side stepping using sixteenth notes. Remember there are 13 études all apply different concepts for the major pentatonic with and without side stepping.

C Major Pentatonic Slow Tempo

C Major Pentatonic Medium Tempo

C Major Pentatonic Fast Tempo

This Course has it All!

The examples presented above are just a small part of the entire course. Whether you learn best with exercises, études or just picking out choice melodic fragments from these exercises and études you will have a huge resource to help you master the major pentatonic scale

Master the Major Pentatonic Scale with Pentatonic Scale Lexicon Volume One Major

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