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Aural Playback: Blues Pentascale

Can you play what you hear?                                                                      

The blues pentascale is distinguished by the use of the flattened third & fifth of the major pentascale.                                                  

C blues pentascale     


  • You will hear only the notes of the blues pentascales of F, Bb, or Eb.
  • Play back the phrases that you hear, alternating one-bar patterns with the performer on the audio file. This may require repeated listening!
  • Warning! The phrase that you hear may not begin on the tonic note. Click for more blues pentascale aural drills.
  • Click an aural playback track below to begin. At the beginning of the audio, you will hear the blues scale. This will help you orient to the key.

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