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How to Play a Major Pentatonic Scale in C

Learn how to play a major pentatonic scale in C with this keyboard tutorial from Howcast.


Hi, I'm Stephanie Sanders, from Tomato's House of Rock, and I'm going to show a C major pentatonic scale. So in the key of C, it's nice and easy. We've got all white keys. Because we're pulling tones from the major scale, and a C major scale just has all white keys. So from our major scale, to play a major pentatonic scale, the scale tones that we want, it's going to be the one, the two, the three, the five, and the six, and then we'll put the one on top also. So those are our scale tones, and then the easy fingering for this would just be one, two, three, thumb under to G, two, three on top. Same thing on top. We're just going to do three, two, one, cross over three to E, D, C, which is just three, two, one again. And that's how you play a C major pentatonic scale.

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