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How to Play a Major Pentatonic Scale in F Sharp / G Flat

Learn how to play a major pentatonic scale in F Sharp / G Flat 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 an F sharp major pentatonic scale.

F sharp major pentatonic is pretty fun because it's going to be all black keys. From the major scale, we're going to pull out the scale tones 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and the 1 back on top again. In the key of F sharp those notes are going to be F sharp, G sharp, A sharp, C sharp, D sharp and F sharp again on top. Good fingering for this one is just going to be 1, 2, 3 thumb under the C sharp, 1, 2, 3.

We'll do the same thing coming back down; we're going to have 3, 2, 1, 3 crosses over, 3, 2, 1. It may feel funny at first when you're playing all black keys if you're not used to them but I think soon they'll become some of your favorites, just like they're mine. That's how you play an F sharp major pentatonic scale.

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