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Mode Four Pentatonic Minor

This is a second Pentatonic (five-note) scale available on most Native American flutes. The tonal center for this scale is in a different place than the Mode One Pentatonic Minor scale.

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Full Name: Mode Four Pentatonic Minor

Scale steps from the root of the scale: 3-2-2(-3-2)

Sound Samples

Here's a sample of the basic scale as well as a woven scale on an E minor Native American flute:

Woven Mode Four Pentatonic Scale

Clint Goss. E minor flute of Spalted Maple by Barry Higgins. E minor flute of Spalted Maple by Barry Higgins

Nakai Tablature and Notes

Mode Four Pentatonic Minor Scale

Possible Alternate Fingerings on Six-Hole Flutes

Mode Four Pentatonic Minor Scale

Possible Alternate Fingerings on Five-Hole Flutes

Mode Four Pentatonic Minor Scale

Woven Scale Exercise

Mode Four Pentatonic Minor Woven Scale

 
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