How can you phrase pentatonic melodies?

In this lesson, we will explore the pentatonic scale. We will use the pitches of the pentatonic scale to improvise and compose simple question and answer phrases in a 3/4 time signature.

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Quiz:

Understanding how pitch is organised; Feeling beat 1 in simple triple time; Improvising pentatonic phrases

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.How many different natural pitches are there on the keyboard?

1/6

Q2.The word 'scale' comes from the Italian word for ...

2/6

Q3.How many notes are there in a pentatonic scale?

3/6

Q4.Which pitches are in the F major pentatonic scale?

4/6

Q5.What is a 'phrase' in music?

5/6

Q6.What does 'improvisation' mean?

6/6

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Understanding how pitch is organised; Feeling beat 1 in simple triple time; Improvising pentatonic phrases

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.How many different natural pitches are there on the keyboard?

1/6

Q2.The word 'scale' comes from the Italian word for ...

2/6

Q3.How many notes are there in a pentatonic scale?

3/6

Q4.Which pitches are in the F major pentatonic scale?

4/6

Q5.What is a 'phrase' in music?

5/6

Q6.What does 'improvisation' mean?

6/6

Lesson summary: How can you phrase pentatonic melodies?

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