21 Pentatonics In Each Key...

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  1. MuktiMusic

    MuktiMusic New Member

    21 Pentatonics In Each Key

    There are 21 pentatonics in each diatonic scale. It follows then that there are the same number for any hepatonic [7 note] scale. Below are the permutations. We can create a hepatonic scale using any 7 notes. Some will be quite odd no doubt. I suggest starting with the 1st 3 positions of the guitar: open, 1st/2nd [contingent on key], 3rd/4th [contingent on key].

    If we are considering the diatonic scale, which is a specific hepatonic scale [see The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Music...] then perhaps start with the keys of C or G major. Personally I'd suggest that your consideration begin with the key of D major as it plots several beautiful patterns in the first 7 frets, some being very fast to finger.

    So the 21 Pentatonics...

    1>12345
    2>12346*
    3>12347
    4>12356*
    5>12357*
    6>12367
    7>12456*
    8>12457*
    9>12467*
    10>12567
    11>13456**
    12>13457
    13>13467*
    14>13567**
    15>14567
    16>72345
    17>72346**
    18>72356*
    19>72456**
    20>73456
    21>23456*

    In the key of D Major: DEF#GABC#D I found that the ones above with * to be very playable: and the ones with **'s to be very interesting to my ears

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