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Culture and the Pentatonic Scale: Exciting Information On Pentatonic Scales [Kindle Edition]

Richard Henry
2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Don't read another book on pentatonic scales until you have read this book. Culture and the Pentatonic Scale is an inside look into the history of the pentatonic scale and its uses. Teachers will be able to use this as an excellent resource for their students. Musicians will read more information about pentatonic scales that they may not have known. Anyone who is interested in music need to read this book. Even if you are not a musician, you will learn important information concerning pentatonic scales. This book will be a good read for you because of the incredible information that is provided on pentatonic scales.

In this book, you will:

-Find out about the widespread cultural use of pentatonic scales.

-You will find out which instruments are tuned to the pentatonic scale.

-You will read about the use of the pentatonic scale in 20th century music.

-You will understand the impact slavery had on the pentatonic scale.

-Find out how folk music has incorporated the pentatonic scale.

-Become aware of the songs that use pentatonic scales.

-Learn how pentatonic scales are used in different cultures.

-See how pentatonic scales have been used in classical music, rock, blues, pop and jazz.

...and more.

You should convince yourself to decide now to purchase this fantastic guide about pentatonic scales.

Don't forget to check out Richard Henry's ebooks "Jazz...For Those Who Don't Appreciate It" and "The Fight To Release The True Hidden Facts About Atlantis!".

Product Details

  • File Size: 100 KB
  • Print Length: 17 pages
  • Publisher: Richard Henry (October 13, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0047742DI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,299,781 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to multi-cultural music theory. December 20, 2010
By M Black
Format:Kindle Edition
Fascinating introduction to music theory and culture. Made me realize that somewhere deeper in this line of thought is an explanation for why I like many different kinds of music. My fav is definitely Jazz so Mr. Henry and I are starting from the same base. Culture and the Pentatonic Scale opened a new path for me explore. [...]
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1.0 out of 5 stars Weak. March 17, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
-reads like it was written for a ten-year-old
-not a single citation or reference to other material for further reading
-depth of material barely does the topic justice
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2.0 out of 5 stars superficial June 14, 2013
By D Lewis
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is a great idea which unfortunately falls short of the promise it has. The Pentatonic scale is probably the most important scale in music. As Henry points out, nearly every culture uses it. But the book needed to be longer. It also needed citations. One howler is that Henry states 'the Pentatonic scale does not originate in western culture. ' not much later, he shows how British and Scottish music used it. Now, he may think, and there are arguments for this. However, Henry doesn't trace the origins of the scale in specific depth to allow such points to go unchallenged. The Pentatonic scale is the oldest known scale. It needs a full length study. This book has some promise, but it is not the final word.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not sure who this is written for October 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I expected to actually learn something from this book but that did not happen. Who wrote this book, a child?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Fascinating May 28, 2012
By MSharpe
Format:Kindle Edition
Richard Henry has managed to capture the essence and soul of the world's oldest melodic structure. You don't have to be a music theory geek like me to enjoy this eBook but it helps! The Pentatonic Scale's legacy can be scene in nearly every continent, in countless forms, influencing more songs and musical movements than could ever be measured. This eBook is a great read. Very well-written and informative. Highly recommended!
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More About the Author

Richard Alan Henry was born June 21, 1982 in Houston, TX and is a pianist, screenwriter, author, actor, composer, poet, poker player, rapper and songwriter who also has a background in classical and jazz piano.

Henry graduated from Galena Park High School in 2000 in which he was in the marching and concert bands on the alto saxophone and xylophone.

In 2005, Richard Henry graduated from the University of Houston in 2005 with a degree in piano performance.


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