Pentatonic scales are probably the most used scales in music. They are widely employed in jazz, rock, blues, fusion, pop, and practically in all kinds of music around the world. This fact makes the pentatonic scale a very important part of learning to play.
This book focuses on the most frequently used pentatonic sales, including the ethnic and the exotic scales.
Each scale in this reference guide is introduced by a brief summary showing the scale structure and construction, the main chord over which the scale works well and a list of relevant scales that, with their colour and flavour affinities, give rise to a similar melodic effect with the same sound characteristics. The development over one and two octaves follows, together with fingerings and tablature for four and five-string basses.