Lesson 2: Pentatonic Scale

Learning that the pentatonic scale is a five-note scale, pupils use a tuned instrument to play the scale together as a class, before moving on to playing pentatonic melodies in pairs

Learning Objectives

  • Playing a five-note or ‘pentatonic’ scale 

  • Playing melodies using the five notes of the pentatonic scale

Lesson Plan

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Teacher video Pentatonic Scale

Resources

Pentatonic Scale and Melodies
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