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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Pentatonic scale and melodies

Teacher Video: Pentatonic scale

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Elizabeth Stafford,  
Music specialist
After a brief spell as an opera singer, Liz embarked on a 20 year careerA job or occupation in one area of work that is undertaken for a long period of time…. in music education; teaching at early years, primary…
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