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TIP OF THE DAY
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
If you are familiar with the Native American flute, or if you have been or have known a high school kid who plays the "pentatonic blues scale" on the guitar, you know the minor pentatonic scale. It is a 5 tone scale, but the notes it possesses are the 1, minor 3 (flatted 3rd), 4, 5, and minor 7 (flatted 7th).
In order to play the G minor pentatonic scale, you would need to retune some of your notes - i.e, flatting them. However, the E minor pentatonic scale and the A minor pentatonc scales can both be played on the Alto kalimba without modification.