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EMT Lesson Two  How to build musical scales

Minor pentatonic scale

We have now produced two further tables showing which notes are taken from the full A minor scale to create the minor pentatonic scale.

Figure 17. Notes and intervals of A minor scale   (Enlarge)

Figure 17. Notes and intervals of A minor scale

Figure 18. Notes and intervals of A minor pentatonic scale   (Enlarge)

Figure 18. Notes and intervals of A minor pentatonic scale

As we can see from our table above, the minor pentatonic scale only uses these notes from the A minor scale:

1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th

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