This will be the last dominant 7 pentatonic scale pattern in this series. This pattern begins in the “outside key” and moves to the tonic key for two notes before switching back. The second part of the pattern begins in the tonic key, switches to the “outside key” for two notes, and then returns to the tonic.
If you can keep the key signatures straight as you play this, then you’re definitely ready to move on to something more challenging.
And hopefully, if you’ve been following this series, you can imagine phrases that aren’t confined to the tonic key.
That was the purpose of this series on playing outside. To stretch your ear and technique beyond conventional tonality. I hope you’ve enjoyed the exercise.
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Bob Rutkas says
I played with Bunky Green in Chicago many years ago. He is a Prof at Univ. of Fla. Jacksonville. He had published a book thru Jamey Aebersold called “Playing Inside Out”
It covers many of the same things you do here but from a different perspective. It is well worth a look if you can find a copy.
Graham English says
Cool. I’ll give it a search. Thanks.