How to Play 5-Note Piano Scales
Play this 5-note (or “pentatonic”) scale beginning on each note — after you play the C scale, play it again starting with D, then E, etc. Remain in the key of C (don’t play any black keys) even if the scale sounds strange.
Tip: The last C in the scale is a half-note, which takes up two beats of the measure. It will last as long as four eighth notes, so count one-and-two-and. (Learn more about note lengths).
- Pay attention to your wrist positions. Don’t bend your hand into the upper notes; keep your wrist fairly still and loose.