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Six Essential Scales for `Ukulele - C Pentatonic

PUBLISHED: Feb 24, 2014 UPDATED: Mar 14, 2015VIEWS: 51 • LESSON CODE: UL04-C-PENT

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: beginnerintermediateimprovisationscales

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Six Essential Scales for `Ukulele - C Pentatonic

Essential C Pentatonic or Major Pentatonic scale patterns for ukulele.

Learning scales typically starts with learning a position or pattern by shape. For a lot of players that's where it stops. With the many possible shapes between chords and scales to learn - there has to be a better way - There is!!!

The Pentatonic scale can be derived from the Major or Mixolydian scale by not playing the 4th or 7th scale degrees.

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