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The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast

May 15, 2023

Explore the power of the pentatonic scale- a musical device that you've undoubtedly heard many times, but may not know how to take advantage of in your own composing, improvising, and general playing.


  • What is a pentatonic scale, and how is it constructed?
  • Why is it important, and how is it used?
  • Why does it work the way it does?
  • When you learn major pentatonic scales, you're also learning minor pentatonics!
  • Melodic style pentatonics in the keys of Bb, F, C, G, and D
  • 5 closed-position pentatonic shapes you can use in any key
  • Song & audio examples


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Sponsored by Sullivan Banjos, Peghead Nation, and Elderly Instruments


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