October 2013

Pentatonic Scales

Five-note pentatonic scales—the subject of our October 2013 Techniques column—are used in many forms of music. Listen to audio of the music examples in the issue, and find links to further reading.


(Note: Examples 2 and 6 are not included in the audio)
Example 1


Example 3


Example 4


Example 5


Example 7


Example 8