Improvising Music Using thePentatonic Scale
Improvisation “In the moment” musical composition No music in front of you Common practice in Jazz Michel Camilo
What is a scale? A sequence of musical notes Ascending and Descending order Different scales have different number of n...
The Pentatonic Scale Five different notes in the scale…duh. PENTA-tonic. Heard frequently in music of Asian cultures. C...
The Pentatonic Scaleis SUPER easy to play You can all play a pentatonic scale on the piano Just play the black keys…not ...
Improvising Improvising using the pentatonic scale is easy You can play the notes in any order You can play more than o...
Improvising Assignment Open GarageBand Import the audio clip (Pentatonic.mp3) Insert a new track Choose any instrument...
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Pentatonic improvisation

  1. 1. Improvising Music Using thePentatonic Scale
  2. 2. Improvisation “In the moment” musical composition No music in front of you Common practice in Jazz Michel Camilo
  3. 3. What is a scale? A sequence of musical notes Ascending and Descending order Different scales have different number of notes Musicians use scales to create their improvisations
  4. 4. The Pentatonic Scale Five different notes in the scale…duh. PENTA-tonic. Heard frequently in music of Asian cultures. Chinese Bamboo Flute
  5. 5. The Pentatonic Scaleis SUPER easy to play You can all play a pentatonic scale on the piano Just play the black keys…not the white ones Take some time to practice playing just the black keys. These are all notes in a pentatonic scale.
  6. 6. Improvising Improvising using the pentatonic scale is easy You can play the notes in any order You can play more than one note at the same time if you want to
  7. 7. Improvising Assignment Open GarageBand Import the audio clip (Pentatonic.mp3) Insert a new track Choose any instrument you think sounds good Practice improvising over the audio and then record your improvisation Remember to adjust the gain of your individual tracks so your melody can easily be heard

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