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Play MAJOR PENTATONIC Scales at the Piano

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Lessons in This Class

14 Lessons (36m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:31
    • 2. C Major Pentatonic

      4:50
    • 3. G Major Pentatonic

      2:47
    • 4. D Major Pentatonic

      2:44
    • 5. A Major Pentatonic

      2:32
    • 6. E Major Pentatonic

      2:30
    • 7. B Major Pentatonic

      3:21
    • 8. F Major Pentatonic

      2:34
    • 9. Bb Major Pentatonic

      2:24
    • 10. Eb Major Pentatonic

      2:16
    • 11. Ab Major Pentatonic

      2:37
    • 12. Db Major Pentatonic

      2:17
    • 13. Gb Major Pentatonic Scale

      2:36
    • 14. Congratulations

      0:53
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About This Class

Do you know that Pentatonic Scales are key to imrovisation in Blues and Rock´n Roll?

This volumen is dedicated to learn:  Major Pentatonics.

Even that this class is not about how to improvise, is a fact that knowing these scales WILL help you to know what to play when you start improvising, it will give you RESOURCES.

Through 100% practical videos you will learn:

  • All the 12 major pentatonic scales.
  • The correct fingering.
  • The notes of each scale.
  • Tips on how to play them with a good technique.
  • Downloadable PDF.

Each video has the notes in the upper part of it so you can follow the notes and fingering while the instructor is showing how to do it.

Enroll in this class today and enhance your piano technique and get ready to play Pentatonic scales.

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Ilse Lozoya

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My name is Ilse Lozoya I am a pianist and educator, I love to teach online because I can share about music, piano, and education with student around the globe and I think this a wonderful thing in our days.

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1. Introduction: Hello. Welcome to this class. My name is in Seoul, Osaka, and I am going to be your instructor today. This class is about how to learn to play major pentatonic scales on the piano, if you like. Loose if you like Record role. Maybe you know that it's a good idea to know how to improvise and even that this class, it's not about how to improvise. If you learn how to play the major pentatonic scales, I really going to be so helpful so you can improvise when you get to the point. When you start improvising, you will have the resources to know what to do. Well, this glass is the 1st 1 and a serious of classes dedicated to learn how to play major Pentatonix, minor Pentatonix and blues scales. But it's really necessary to go first and learn how to play the major Pentatonix. I'm going to give you, um, a very progressive way how to learn to play all the scales. I'm going to give you the correct fingering and you're going to be able to watch the notes while I am explaining to you in 100% practical videos how to play this scales go at your own place during pace. Don't play too fast. And if you have any questions, please let me know and I will be very happy to help you. Welcome. 2. C Major Pentatonic: Let's learn how to play. The major pentatonic scale began. And from the C note, I have to tell you, there are many possible finger rings that you can use. Eve, You maybe do a little research on books. Well, you will find different suggested finger rings and actually you can choose one. But well, I would Teoh, I'm going to suggest you this finger in so you can be able to play leg arto and a very fluent way and going from seat to the next. See, we're going to play this Onley the one octave and what I'm going to do. Well, first, I recommend you to really get familiar with notes that are part off. This a scale we are playing the major pentatonic beginning from the C note on the notes that are part of this scale are seeing the E then g A C and the finger in there. I'm going to recommend you with your right hand is 12 and then again number one. So the rest off their fingers are going to be ready to play to keep playing until you get to the C note so you don't need to cut going from E T. G. If you don't want to. The point here is to be able to play as we want, not the We don't want to limit the way that we are talking that we are playing. Sorry, just because we haven't practiced this and we are approaching the major the pentatonic major scales, not Onley because off we want to know which notes are part of this the scales, but want to be able to play in a very with a good technique with a good piano technique. So I want to suggest you finger number 12 on one, then 235 1 to 1, 235 As you can see, when I get when I play the e note, here are my fingers to tree and five ready. And I can play this legat if I want. So I recommend you to go play very slow. Just get to the speed where you can play without any mistake and would full understand understanding perfectly. What are you playing? Remember if you play without mistakes, you are really going to learn this. Perfect. Now when we're talking about left hand, it is maybe not really common to improvise using your left hand, but it is really necessary. And because we are using this to practice or piano technique, we're going to learn how to play this using your left hand. Because, of course, you can improvise and use your left hand to do this. Even that it's more common to play this with your right hand. What I'm going to suggest you, you're going to play the finger number tree to ah one. Then I pass on. I play 321 This is the finger and that I am recommending you to play this a scale using your left hand train to one 321 something interesting here. When I play the note, I'm going to pass immediately. So my finger number tree is ready. And when I play here, my thumb, my finger number one, it's ready to play the C note. So that is going to help me this way off. Anticipating the movements. It's going to really help me to play faster, and we want to be able to do that. So I am want to play tree to 13 to 1 when I'm going back. I passed my Som and I play like this, don't play and then cut. Just try to play llegado so you can practice your piano technique. If you're improvising and you cut, that's OK, but not because you that's the only way that you can play this. It's because you want it like that tree to 13 to 1 like this many times it's not necessary to play both hands at the same time You do don't want but just play several times. Always thinking about play with the correct fingering would a correct fingering without any mistake. 3. G Major Pentatonic: in this video, I'm going to show you how to play the pentatonic, the major pentatonic scale beginning from the G note. So it's a Jeep pentatonic major scale. And first you need to know which are the notes off this scale. And this case is going to be G A b, the e and the fingering that I'm going to recommend you so you can play this with ah, beautiful. Got to sound and you can feel free to improvise and play faster. Well, is going to be 12 Then you passed your summoned you play Be note. Would finger number one on then do the rest of the fingers are ready to play the e g g A B B e g One more time g a me, the e g and the fingers. 121235 I recommend you to play this slow a couple of times while several times. Actually, I'm just going to play this a couple of times, playing with the same fingering, always keeping their fingers curved and passing your thumb. Now I'm going to play this with my left hand and I'm going to use my fingers tree to own one g a mean being E g. And then when I'm going back, I'm going to pass. My song thing is important when you are playing this with your left hand. 3213 to 1 G A b c d e g e Going to play these two times always passing my thumb and keeping my fingers curved. This is a very useful thing you're in so you can add the end. Play faster if you want, and you can improvise if you want to. Well, this is a finger and that I am suggesting you to play the major pentatonic beginning from the G note. 4. D Major Pentatonic: I want to show you how to play the pentatonic, the major scale. First we need to know, Really, Make sure that we know the notes pretty well. Off this, a scale on the notes are the e f sharp A being the f sharp, a be on the finger and that I'm going to recommend to you it's going to be one to tree. Then you're past your some on you play one, 24 123124 And then you go down tree to one. Think make sure that, you know, think about where the thumb is going to play. One here is going to be in the and a one Teoh dream 1 to 4 to one dream to one. I want to play this two times 123124 to 13 to one. Now I am going to play this with my left hand and the finger and that I am going to suggest you is for treat to 1 to 1. If you want to change this eve, maybe because of the size of your hand, your your fingers are larger. Well, it's up to you, but I really recommend you to keep always the same fingering so your muscles can really memorize these movements. So the fingering that I'm going to social Yes, you is floor treat to 1 to 1. Then I passed my thumb and I play right here. The a Knollwood finger number one. I am going to play this two times 432121214 Treat to treat for remember, always play slow gold your own pace and analyze when you are playing so you can keep the same speed without any mistake. 5. A Major Pentatonic: Let's learn how to play the A pentatonic major scale. So first we need to really get familiar with notes that are part of this scale. In this case is a being C sharp e f sharp and a on the fingering that I am suggesting you It's a in this case. Want to dream 1 to 4 to one tree to one. I'm going to play this twice. 123124 213 to 1. Now I'm going to play with my left hand and the fingering that I'm going to recommend you is 54 tree 1 to 1 So my thumb is going to play. Finger number one is going to play in the E and the a note. 54 dream 12121354345 I'm sorry. So I want to play this twice. This is the A pentatonic, the major pentatonic scale beginning from the a note. So take your time memorizing notes of the scale and then practice very slowly articulating . Follow the same finger 6. E Major Pentatonic: I'm going to show you how to play the major pentatonic. Beginning from the e note the e major pentatonic scale This scale has f sharp g sharp and C sharp. So this one has three sharps and are going to be play on the black. He's so the notes are e f sharp, g sharp, B c sharp and e my recommendation to you talking about finger and is 12 tree. Then I passed my song and I play eat be with finger number one to m four play slow articulating Passing your some so you can control everything Deposition not only how you pass your thumb but how would you control your wrist and your fingers when you play? I am going to play this twice Wan to tree 1 to 4 to one dream to one. Okay, now my recrimination to you Wait! The left hand is going to be 54 tring 1 to 1 eso pay attention right here because you're a Sahm is going to be right here. And B and e I am going to play this twice 54 dream 1 to 1 And then I passed my song 34554 tree 1 to 1 one last time. And this is my recommendation to you about fingering. This is the E major pentatonic scale. 7. B Major Pentatonic: Let's learn how to play the be major pentatonic scale. Well, something important is that we really need to be, ah, to know all the notes that are part of this a scale. This scale is peculiar because it has four Sharps being C sharp d sharp than F sharp G sharp Embry. So when it comes to the piano, we need to play four black keys, which is not really easy at all. I mean, it's not the same to play what keys and black. He's because off course, the size off the key. And we can feel like we can sleep like this. So American and Asian here is try to avoid playing black. He's with finger number one. It's really much easier if we try to play with this fingers. And actually, what I'm going to suggest is to play began with finger number 1123 Then you go and play f sharp with your finger number 2 to 3 AM five. So, as you can see, the heart keys that this scale has are gonna be played with finger one. I'm five, which makes this kind of easier to play. 1232353 to treat to one. You could be ducal Do this. It's up to you, but a Well, my recommendation is the other one, of course, is not the same, depending a little bit on your hand. But what I'm going to suggest. 12323532321 I'm going to play this twice when you play with your left hand. My recommendation is going to be 3 to 1. Then you passed Treem to one. Sorry, I made a mistake here. Tree to one tree. 2123123 So clearly got, though it's not that easy at all. But it's because you need to play for black keys. That's the problem. So tree to 13 to 123123 I'm going to play this twice. 3213 21 to treat one to dream And this waas the be major pentatonic scale 8. F Major Pentatonic: Let's learn how to play the major pentatonic f scale we need to No, the notes of the scale first and the notes off this scale are f g a c D f f d a c the f and my recommendation to you about the fingering with your right hand is going to be 123 in your past, your some and you play one to im four 12 tree 1 to 4 with this fingering. Actually, when I am skipping wonky well, I'm skipping also a fingers. So this is going to really feel so natural. This fingering feels so natural when I played this scale So I want to play this twice first articulating passing my song concentrating in everything that I am playing e I'm going to play this twice. 123124 to 13 to one. Now I am going to play this with my left hand on the fingering that I'm going to suggest you is going to be 3 to 1. Then I pass and I played tree to one. This fingering also feels so natural. So 3 to 13 to 123123 I am going to play this choice. Take your time, play as many times as necessary, which it with each hand and always avoid mistakes and wrong fingering. And this waas, the F pentatonic major scale. 9. Bb Major Pentatonic: in this video. I want to show you how to play the B flat major pentatonic scale. First, we need to know the notes, the notes that are part of this, a scale. Maybe there's a scale. It's enough that come on. But it is recommendable if you want to have attaining a good technical approach to all this The scales. Well, it's a good idea to play this scale. This scale has B flat C The if Jean on of course B flat on my recommendation to you is to start with finger number 312123 And then you go back to 1 to 13 I'm going to play this one more time. 31212321213 one last time. If you want to play this with your left hand, my recommendation to you is 321432 Then you go back. 34123 Treem 21432 Dream for 11 Sorry. Want to dream? I'm going to play this one last time. What would Twice, Two more times So you can really see how I am playing this. Mm. When you are going back, remember that it's recommendable to pass your thumb so you can anticipate this movement, and that is going to help you to increase the speed in the future. So this is the B flat major pentatonic scale. 10. Eb Major Pentatonic: Now let's learn to play how to play the pentatonic major scale beginning from the e flat. So this is the e flat pentatonic major scale, and the notes are e flat F gene B flat C m e flat e flat if g b flat C b my recommendation to you used to play with fingers to 12313 one tree 212 I'm going to play this again to 1231313212 And I want to play this twice now with your left hand. My recommendation is using 321313 So my thumb is going to be playing G and then see 321 dream. 131312 Tree again tree 21313131 To treat. I am going to play this twice way. And this is the e flat mayor pentatonic scale 11. Ab Major Pentatonic: Let's learn how to play the A flat major pentatonic scale. This scale has a flat B flat C E flat if n g a flat B flat C E flat, if on a flat. So my recommendation to you about fingering explain with finger number 231312 231312131 tree, too. So I My thumb is going to play C and f. I am going to play this twice. 231312 way left hand. My recommendation is streamed to 1 to 1 tree so my farm is going to play. See on finger number and the F note. So is going to play. See? And if 321213 32121 312123 I am going to play this twice way. And this is the a flat major pentatonic scale 12. Db Major Pentatonic: in this video, I am going to show you how to play the the flat bent major pentatonic scale. You need to learn the notes that are part of this. The scale and the notes off the flat major pentatonic scale are the flat E flat F a flat B flat and, of course, at the end, the flat again D flat e flat. If a flat B flat and the flat my rectum in the issue for you is to play this with the following fingering 231 234 Tree to one tree to I am playing the F note of the natural f with my thumb. So that is going to allow me to move freely because most off the notes off this scale need to be played. Would Blackie's. So I want to play this twice to 312343213 to Theo. My left hand is going to play this a scale. Use in tree to 143 to treat 21432 I'm going to play this twice, and this is the D flat major pentatonic scale 13. Gb Major Pentatonic Scale: in this video, I am going to show you how to play the G flat major pentatonic scale. Remember that G flat, which is this note, is an ironic It's an inner Monica from, if sharp. So I am going to name the notes as G flat. But remember that it's the same that that f sharp and the something particular and peculiar off this scale is that has all its notes are black keys on. Actually, you are going to play all of Lucky's from the scale. But just beginning from the G flat and Daddy is the major pentatonic, the G flat major pentatonic scale. So it has G flat, a flat B flat, the flat and e flat. And the fingering that I am suggesting is 123124 to 13 to one 123124 213 to 1. I'm going to play this twice. My recommendation would your left hand plate and use 13 to 13 to one off course because we are playing on Lee Blackie's. It is. Sometimes we, um, we can feel that you are going to sleep. Your fingers are going to sleep and like this, and that's totally normal. Because actually this this is not the same size that that the heart that the y key. That's why you can't feel weird. But while my determination to use tree to 13 to 1, I'm going to play just twice, and this is the G flat major pentatonic scale. 14. Congratulations: Congratulations. You are now at the end off this sculpture class. Thank you for letting me share with you about the beauty off, whether music, piano or education. Thank you. My name is Jill Salo's. Oye. Again. Thank you for being part of this class in this community. Gives You want to check out the rest of my classes to just go to the next? Plaster is recommendable for this one that you have just finished. We'll check out description off this class, you will find all the links there. You have any questions, please? You know, I will be very happy to hear about your comments and your suggestions off this class. And you want to know which glasses recommendable for you now was just let me know and I was very happy to help counter to lay just and I can't wait to see your in another class