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Play MINOR PENTATONIC Scales at the Piano

Ilse Lozoya, Music teacher and Online Educator

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14 Lessons (35m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:07
    • 2. A Minor Pentatonic

      3:22
    • 3. E Minor Pentatonic

      2:34
    • 4. B Minor Pentatonic

      3:19
    • 5. F# Minor Pentatonic

      3:14
    • 6. C# Minor Pentatonic

      2:52
    • 7. G# Minor Pentatonic

      2:30
    • 8. D Minor Pentatonic

      2:58
    • 9. G Minor Pentatonic

      2:33
    • 10. C Minor Pentatonic

      2:23
    • 11. F Minor Pentatonic

      2:28
    • 12. Bb Minor Pentatonic

      2:25
    • 13. Eb Minor Pentatonic

      2:06
    • 14. Congratulations

      0:53

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:  Minor 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 minor 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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Transcripts

1. Introduction: Hello. Welcome to this class. My name is Insula Aurea. I am a pianist, music teacher and online indicator on. I want to invite you to join this class today. This class is a number two in a serious of classes dedicated to learn how to play pentatonic scales in this class we are going to learn how to play minor Pentatonix this The scales are very useful If you want to learn how to improvise even that this glass is not about how to improvise. If you learn how to play the scales, you are really going to feel more confident when you get to that point off, Just be creative and improvise when you play blues or rock n roll or any general follow the fingering that I am suggesting you go at your own place paste don't play too fast. And if you have any question, please let me know and I will be very happy to help you. Welcome to this class 2. A Minor Pentatonic: Now I'm going to show you how to play the A minor, the pentatonic. A minor scale. Remember that this is scale is using the same notes that the major pentatonic, the C major pentatonic, which is it's relative. It's May your relative. When we're talking about a minor, it's major relative. It's going to be C major. So what I'm going to do, I am going to first think about the notes that are part of the scale. So a see the e on then g A. I am going to suggest this finger into you, which is 123 Then you pass your thumb to the e note on. Then you have ready number two entry so you can play this playing leg, Otto. Now try this plane slow several times following that. No thinking about the structure of the scale and the fingering that you're going to use. 123123 And now pass your thumb. Assis What? I passed my thumb. I'm going to pass myself fast, even if I am playing very slow going to pass my some faster. So when I play eat, I I place my fingers here that is really going to help me to play faster if I want. Now what I'm going to do, I'm going to play several times. Always slow so you can play without mistakes. Understanding What are you playing? Not I'm going to suggest you, the the fingering with your left hand. Remember that we are using this to practice not only learning the scale but as a technical exercise, So I'm going to play within the number 5321 Then I pass and I play G within a number two on one A. Z. You can see I am passing, but when I'm going back, I need to pass my thumb. So when I get to the note, it's already there so I can play this leg, Otto and faster if I want. So I'm going to play a played several times at your own speed at your own pace. Don't play too fast to 1 to 1 to dream, and this is my recommendation for year to play the a minor the pentatonic, a minor scale 3. E Minor Pentatonic: Let's learn how to play the e pentatonic Minor scale. Remember that we are relating this with its major relative in this case, the G pentatonic major scale and the Jeep Pentatonix major scale has this notes G A B, the e. So we are going to play the same notes, but we're want to begin right here from the e note. So this is scale is going to have e g a b, the e and the fingering that I am recommending to you It's 12 tree. Then you pass your thumb and you play be with the finger number one, 23 Then you go back using the same fingers. Want to treat 12 tree e g a being the e d B a g B one more time. 123123 e g a Being the e the being a g mean. Mm. Now I'm going to play this weight my left hand and the finger. And that I'm recommending to you is 5321 Then 21 Remember when I moved here, I need to past my thumb so I keep the good decision that is going to allow me in the future to play faster if I want and always keep in a good leg. Otto. So I'm going to use 53 to 1 to one. I always think, and have very clear where your thumb is going to play. That is really going to help you to pass your thumb and play better and without mistakes and faster. 53 to 1 to one. And this is the E pentatonic minor scale. 4. B Minor Pentatonic: Let's learn how to play the pentatonic minor scale beginning from the being note, we are associating this. This is my recommendation associated this scale with its relative major. In this case, this scale comes from the the dependent on in D major scale, which has his notes the F sharp A B So we're going to play the same notes, but we're going to begin from the B note, which is going to be the root of this. A scale. So the notes are going to be being the e f sharp, A B, and my recommendation about fingering is one to treat four. Then I'm going to pass my thumb and going to play a would finger number one and be within your number two. So this is going to be being the e f A. B 123412 and then I come back and I play for tree to one. Maybe you can't feel that this is kind of awkward, that it's not really, um, you don't don't feel really like playing this faster or something like that, but I really recommend you to go slow, articulate. Even when you play Blackie, keep a good position on Played this two times. Well, many times as necessary. But I'm going to play this two times. 12341214321 more time. Now I'm going to play this with my left hand and the fingering this is This can be a little bit harder if you play with your right hand. If you write with your right hand in this case, this is Ah for me. Is this a little bit more difficult? So I'm going to play this more times slower, paying attention to the structure and the fingering What the finger is going to be 54 tree to so right here from the finger number 5 to 4. It's going to be going to open this and this is going to be good for my hand for my playing . So I am here to play 54 tree to one. Then I passed myself my finger number two. I'm sorry. On they I come back, I'm going to play this twice and then I relax my finger. Take your time. Am plate as many times as necessary. Always without mistakes on keeping the same fingering 5. F# Minor Pentatonic: Now let's learn how to play the minor pentatonic. But beginning from the F sharp note, remember that we are associate and the minor Pentatonix with the relative major pentatonic . In this case, we played before a May pentatonic a major, the aim pentatonic major. So it's relative. It's going to be f sharp. So we are going to play. This is the major pentatonic s. So I am going to play the same notes. But beginning from the f sharp note and the fingering that we're going to use is going to be using my right hand finger number two, then 12312 So my finger, my finger number one is going to play A and E. This is very necessary to think about when we are playing. So we can be You pass a thumb and on moving or fingers in a very natural weight with a good technique. So 212312 They're going down. One dream to want to. I am going to play this two times. One last time I'm going to play my life left hand and the fingering that I'm suggesting you well, I'm going to play beginning with my finger number 314 Drink 13 So my finger number one for my thumb is going to play A and E, so I'm going to play this one more time. Tree 1431 tree, one tree for one tree. I'm going to play this choice one last time. Take your time. Play Ah, sometimes in the society to play watching your fingers so you can have a knee match off the keyboard off their fingers and so you can really play without any mistake and always following the same fingering. 6. C# Minor Pentatonic: Now I'm going to show you how toe play the minor pentatonic beginning from C sharp. Remember, we are associating this with its major relative in this case, the E major pentatonic scale. We played this before and the notes off this scale off the major pentatonic beginning from Eve iss. Well, the notes are e f sharp, G sharp B and C sharp. So I am going to play the same notes, but I am going to begin from the C sharp note. So the notes off this a scale we need to be really, really aware of this. C sharp e f sharp G sharp B and C sharp. My recommendation to you when you play with your right hand is to play would finger number tree, then 1231 and three. You can play also using your finger number two, but I think it will bring you more more control, especially if you want to play in more tapes. Well, what I'm going to dio 3123131 tree to one tree one more time. 312313 13213 I am going to play this one more time. Now, when do you want to play this with your left hand? My recommendation is 3123 to 1 entry. Sorry. 313 to 1. Tree e. I'm going to play this choice. 313 213123131 last time. So take your time. Especially this scales that are less common and the ones that begin with a black heat. You need to pay more attention to the fingering and the notes that are part of the scale. And this waas, the C sharp minor pentatonic scale. 7. G# Minor Pentatonic: Let's learn how to play the G sharp pentatonic Minor is scale. Remember that we are associating. This is scales with its relative major pentatonic. In this case, G sharp comes from B pentatonic major. So the pentatonic major scale the B pentatonic major scale. Is this what we are going to do? Well, I'm going to play the same notes, but I'm going to begin from the G sharp key. So the fingering that I'm going to suggest to use 212345 because this is scale has too many black keys. I really recommend you to articulate play very slowly so you can really make sure that you are playing with with a good sound and good position. So the quality really of their playing it's going to be better. And you're you can later play faster if you want, but it's really necessary to play with confidence. So 21234543212 I'm going to play this one more time and the finger in that I am recommending you would. Your left hand is going to be 314 Drink to one, 3143212341 Tree! I am going to play this one more time way! And this is the G sharp pentatonic minor scale. 8. D Minor Pentatonic: Let's learn how to play the the pentatonic minor is scale we are associating. This is scales and minor pentatonic with its relative major pentatonic scale. In this case, we play before the pentatonic F major scale. Which notes are F g a. The scene, the nef. So I am going to play this note, but I am going to begin with the denote. So the notes off the this scale is going to be are going to be B f g a c B. I'm my recommendation to you is talking about your right hand is going to be fingers 12 tree that I pass my thumb and I played 123 And this way you can play league. I don't have control off how you are playing. So 123123 and then you are going down. 321 I want to play this twice, for you. Always have controlled your position past your thumb and think about the fingering and the notes off the scale, always trying to play without any mistake. 12 Tree one to treat 213211 Last time I am going to play Now this with my left hand on my recommendation to you is begin with finger number five. So five tree to one. Then I passed to one. They're going down and I play the a note. Would finger number one woman to tree five, 5321 Teoh. 121235 I am going to play this tryst. And this is my recommendation to play the pentatonic. The minor scale. Take your time. Go at your own pace on Always stick to the fingering. 9. G Minor Pentatonic: in this video, I am going to show you how to play the G pentatonic minor scale. Remember that we are associating this minor pentatonic scales with its relative major. So in this case, G minor comes from B flat. So we play before the B flat major pentatonic scale. Which notes are B flat C the if G B. So we're going to play the same notes, but we're going to begin from the G note. So this is scale is going to have G B flat, C B F G, and my recommendation to you about fingering is playing with finger number one tree. 1245 13124542131 And I'm going to play this twice for you, Very slow passing your song. Then you play with less articulation and then you can increase the speed when you play. Now we're talking about the left hand. My recrimination to you is to play with finger number five Tree to 1 to 1 5321212123553212121235 I am going to play this twice. And this waas the G minor pentatonic scale 10. C Minor Pentatonic: in this video, I am want to show you how to play the C minor pentatonic scale. We are associating this the scales with its relative major in this case, see, the sea pentatonic minor minor comes from B flat. So the notes that are part off e flat major pentatonic R e flat if g b flat sing and be so we're going to play the same notes but beginning from the C note. So C b flat if Gene B Flat and C on my recommendation to you about fingering is going to be 131234 then you go back. 13123432131 I am going to play this twice. What? Your left hand Mary commendation ISS 532121 So my thumb is going to play G N c. Five, 32121212 Dream five, 53212121235 And want to play this tryst And this is the C minor pentatonic scale 11. F Minor Pentatonic: in this video, I ever going to show you how to play the minor pentatonic scale beginning from the F note. So the F pentatonic minor scale. We're going to associate this to its major relative in this case, the A flat. We previously played a flat pentatonic major paint major printer Tony, and the notes are a flat B flat C E flat, if on a flat. So we're going to play the same notes. But we're going to begin from the f note. So the notes that are part off the if minor printed on a scale R F a flat, B flat, C, B, flat and F and my recommendation to you is to use this fingering. 123134 313211 Teoh dream 134 31321 I'm going to play this twice with your left hand. My recommendation is playing five Tree 21212123553212121235 Yeah, so my farm is going to play, See? And if I want to play this twice and this is the F minor pentatonic scale 12. Bb Minor Pentatonic: I want to show you how to play the B flat minor pentatonic scale. Ask. We have done this before. Well, we are going to associate the minor pentatonic to its major relative scale in this case B Flat Minor, its relative. It's a minor relative off the flat major. So the major pentatonic, the D flat major pentatonic that we previously played has this note the flat E flat F a flat B flat and the flat. So I am going to play the same notes. But I am going to begin right here from the B beef from the B flat note. So it's going to be B flat. The flat e flat f a flat M B flat on my recommendation to you is to play with this finger rings this fingers 234123 234123 I'm going to play. This tries with my left hand. My recommendation is to use four tree to one tree to so my son is going to be playing natural f so that can allow me to more freely my hand. 43213 to 1, 21234 and want to play this twice. And this is the B flat minor pentatonic scale 13. Eb Minor Pentatonic: I want to show you how to play the E flat minor pentatonic scale. Remember that we are associating the minor pentatonic scales with their major relative scales in this case, the major pentatonic scales. In this case, we're going to begin with the flat, but it's major relative. It's G flat. We played previously. The G flat major pentatonic scales on. I play like this on. Actually, this scale has just older black. He's at the the piano OK, pass and it is going to be exactly the same. I'm going to play the same keys, but I'm going to begin from E flat and my recommendation is to play with fingers. 123123 12312 Tree e and I am going to play this choice thing with my left hand. I am going to use 54321 and two and going to play in this update Better. 543212 12345 I'm going to play this tryst and this is the e flat minor 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