Pentatonic: Definition, Scales & Songs


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How many different pitches are used to build a pentatonic scale?

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1. What are the two main types of pentatonic scale?

2. What are the two intervals that make up major and minor pentatonic scales?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will test you on the properties of pentatonic scales. Some of the information you'll need to know for the quiz includes the two main types of pentatonic scales and how to build pentatonic scales.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The number of pitches in a pentatonic scale
  • Types of pentatonic scales
  • Intervals in pentatonic scales
  • Building the two main types of pentatonic scales

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pentatonic scales lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of pentatonic scales in different contexts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of pentatonic scales and how they're built

Additional Learning

To ensure your understanding of the topic, review the accompanying lesson Pentatonic: Definition, Scales & Songs. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define pentatonic scale
  • Identify types of music and songs that use pentatonic scales
  • Describe intervals
  • Understand how the two main types of pentatonic scales are played