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How to Play a Minor Pentatonic Scale in C Sharp / D Flat

Learn how to play a minor pentatonic scale in C Sharp / D Flat in this keyboard tutorial from Howcast.


Hi, this is Stephanie from Tomato's House of Rock and I'm going to show you how to play a C sharp minor pentatonic scale. So in the key of C sharp minor, we need to find the scale tones one, three, four, five, seven which is a flattened seven when it's minor, and we'll put the one on top as well so we have the full pattern there.

So in the key of C sharp, those notes are C sharp, E, F sharp, G sharp, B and C sharp. So, now let's find a comfortable fingering for this one. It's a little bit tricky, but what we're actually going to do is a fourth finger crossover. Which takes a little bit of times to get used to but once you've got in your fingers it really allows you to flow and it'll be useful for a lot of the other scales that you'll be practicing.

So, for this we're going to go one, two, three, four, thumb crosses under the fourth finger to B and then we've just got one, two on top. So, coming back down again, we're going to have two, one, four crosses over, four, three, two, one and that's how you play a C sharp minor pentatonic scale.

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