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Cello Lessons: C Major Pentatonic - Scale

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The C pentatonic major scale,
has a lot of similarities,
to the pentatonic minor scale.
We're only gonna have five notes,
which means we're leaving out two
scale degrees from the major scale.
The scale degrees that we're gonna
use are the root, of course, [SOUND].
And then we're gonna use
second scale degree [SOUND].
Major third [SOUND].
Fifth [SOUND].
Sixth [SOUND].
And then we're back to the root [SOUND].
Let me play that on the way down.
We have root [SOUND].
Six, five, major three,
two, and root.
Let's just verbalize that together.
We've got one, two, three, five, six.
Let's say that together.
One, two, three, five, six.
Those are the only notes we're gonna use.
Let me show you the fingering
on the upper octave as well.
We've got root.
And then we'll end with the octave.
All the way down.
Sounds like this.
One good way to get
this sound in your ear,
is to think of the bass line to, My Girl.
Sounds like this if I pizz it.
That's actually just exactly one
octave up the C major pentatonic scale.
It's a great base riff.
So this scale's gonna come in handy,
again for a lot of pop, and
rock music, and jazz.
And I want you to practice it with
the metronome, and the drone.
We'll do it at whole notes,
half notes, quarters and eighths.
Let's play it together in quarter notes,
both octaves.
[SOUND] Two, three, and.
All right,
I hope you enjoy
practicing this
C major pentatonic scale.