The Major Pentatonic Scale
The major pentatonic scale is a 5-note scale with a simple and beautiful sound. It is widely used around the world in folk, traditional and popular styles of music. The songs in this scale are a great place for beginners to start their singing journey. This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of this scale, and you will also learn to sing some songs.
Introduction to the Major Pentatonic Scale
What is the Major Pentatonic Scale?
Listen to the Major Pentatonic Scale
Let’s sing the scale up and down
Ascending and descending melodies
Sing with three notes
Exercise: do re mi
This song’s chorus uses only do re mi!
Sing the chorus of What Makes You Beautiful
Sing with five notes
A Universal Scale?
Exercise: mi so la
Exercise: do re mi so la
Sing a song: Amazing Grace
Get inspired with Il Divo - Amazing Grace
Step 1: Sing Amazing Grace using Solfège
Bruno Mars on the importance of practice
Step 2: Sing Amazing Grace with lyrics
Level up your solfège
Exercise: Level up your solfège singing
Keeping consonants short while singing
Vowels are important for singing!
Exercise: Singing repeated notes
Sing a song: Auld Lang Syne
Listen to a performance of Auld Lang Syne
Step 1: Sing Auld Lang Syne using solfège
Step 2: Sing Auld Lang Syne with lyrics
Wrapping up: Sing the scale one last time
You have completed the course!