How does folk music use pentatonic scales?

In this lesson, we will use the pentatonic scale in folk music around the world and consider how to compose an effective question and answer phrase ending on the tonic and dominant.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which pitches are in the F major pentatonic scale?

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Q2.What is a phrase in music?

2/6

Q3.If the music is marked as 'flowing', how would you perform it?

3/6

Q4.What does the dynamic marking 'crescendo' mean?

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Q5.Which of the following could you play as a simple accompaniment to 'Amazing Grace'? Choose two.

Select two (2) boxes

5/6

Q6.What do articulation markings tell the performer?

6/6

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which pitches are in the F major pentatonic scale?

1/6

Q2.What is a phrase in music?

2/6

Q3.If the music is marked as 'flowing', how would you perform it?

3/6

Q4.What does the dynamic marking 'crescendo' mean?

4/6

Q5.Which of the following could you play as a simple accompaniment to 'Amazing Grace'? Choose two.

Select two (2) boxes

5/6

Q6.What do articulation markings tell the performer?

6/6

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Improvising a pentatonic answer phrase: Exploring how folk music uses pentatonic scales

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Q1.Folk music can be described as...

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Q2.Folk music is often...

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Q3.What degree of the scale is the tonic note?

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Q4.What degree of the scale is the dominant note?

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Q5.What is the dominant note if we are in F major?

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Quiz:

Improvising a pentatonic answer phrase: Exploring how folk music uses pentatonic scales

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

Q1.Folk music can be described as...

1/5

Q2.Folk music is often...

2/5

Q3.What degree of the scale is the tonic note?

3/5

Q4.What degree of the scale is the dominant note?

4/5

Q5.What is the dominant note if we are in F major?

5/5

Lesson summary: How does folk music use pentatonic scales?

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