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How to Play a Major Pentatonic Scale in B

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

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Hi, this is Stephanie, from Tomato's House of Rock and I'm going to show you how to play a B Major Pentatonic Scale. So in the key of B Major, we're going to want the one, the two, the three, the five, and the six to make up our Major Pentatonic Scale. So in B Major that's going to be a B, a C sharp, a D sharp, an F sharp, a G sharp, and then the B back on top again. As is always true in the Key of B, the fingering can always feel a bit funny. That's also true with the Major Pentatonic. So what we're going to have to do here is cross where your thumb is actually going up to the F sharp, which is going to feel a little awkward at first, but you'll get use to it if you just keep doing it over and over slowly. So here is the fingering as you can see broken down. We've got 1, 2, 3, thumb under to the F sharp, 2, 3, and coming back down is going to be the same thing. So it's going to be 3, 2, 1, cross, 3, 2, 1; and that's how you play a B Major Pentatonic Scale.

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