Major Scale Pentatonic Etude Number One

Major Scale Pentatonic Etude Number One

Major Scale Pentatonic Etude Number One

The major pentatonic etude below is in the key of B Major. It uses a lot of step wise motion and therefore contains many common patterns that can exist with a major pentatonic scale. The étude could be played over a static B major chord or even a progression like I, vi, ii, V. Basically any progression that creates the key of B can be used.

Major Scale Pentatonic Etude Can Help

If you are new to a major pentatonic scale or just need some new ideas these études can really help you cherry pick some ideas or help you improve your rhythm. You don’t have to have great reading skills just find a pattern that interests you and then apply it in any musical situation to make it your own.

I-vi-ii-V major pentatonic etude in B use by permission of Major Scale Pentatonic Etude

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Making a Major Scale Pentatonic Etude More Musical

Many times learning some major pentatonic patterns can help you find some new ideas. I recommend you take a look at the home page to see some suggested major pentatonic patterns to learn. Remember it is best if you learn patterns in all keys and in different octaves on your instrument. Also add in embellements and articulation like bends, hammer-ons and pull-offs if you are a guitar player or slides up to or down to a note. This will make your melodies much more musical. Believe me you will notice the difference right away. If you want to hear and see some examples of these embellishments I recommond the “Blues Campus” video course.

If you want to learn more major pentatonic etudes see the Major Pentatonic Etudes page.

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