Six Essential Scales - Pentatonic/Major Pentatonic QuickStart Scale Shapes

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QuickStart scale shapes summary for Pentatonic/Major Pentatonic, one of the six essential scales that every ukulele player should know.

The scale formula for this scale, based on the major scale is: 1 2 3 5 6 8`.

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