Pentatonic Scale Three Note Patterns

pentatonic scale three note patterns

Pentatonic Scale Three Note Sequential Patterns

Three note sequential patterns are very common in music. There are six possible permutations of three notes. If we had the notes C, D, E from a C major pentatonic you can see below how you could combine them:

C, D, E
C, E, D
D, C, E
D, E, C
E, C, D
E, D, C

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The idea of extracting six patterns from any three notes of a pentatonic scale is one of the basic concepts in this book. What is nice about this approach is once you learn a three note pattern on your instrument, it is fairly easy to play it in the six ways listed above. This allows you to get use out of every three note pattern you learn which is a highly efficient way to approach learning pentatonics or for that matter any three note combination in music.

Three Note Sequential Patterns Throughout a Major Pentatonic.

Below you will find the above six combinations sequenced up and down through a major pentatonic scale. These patterns are some of the most commonly used musical ideas that musicians use when playing any pentatonic scale. To get even further use of these patterns try changing the rhythm!

Three Note Patterns for 123 Modal_Sequence_for__C_Major Pentatonic used by permission Muse Eek Publishing

Three Note Patterns for 123 Modal_Sequence_for__C_Major Pentatonic used by permission Muse Eek Publishing pentatonic scale three note patterns

Don’t forget to check out the pentatonic scale four notes patterns too. Four note patterns are super common and create a great sound with a major pentatonic scale.

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