Pentachords

This module will help you learn, review, and practice the pentachords we will be learning in class over the course of the year.  

Major Pentachords

A Major Pentachord is a 5 note scale that starts on Do.  When singing a Major Pentachord we sing both up and down the scale.  

Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-Fa-Mi-Re-Do.  

It is important to remember that it is a Major because we start on Do.  It is a pentachord because there are 5 notes.  Major will also sound happy.

Questions you should be able to answer about Major Pentachords

How many notes are in a Major Pentachord?  5

What is the first note in a Major Pentachord?  Do

If something starts on 'Do' is it Major or Minor?  Major

If something is Major it must start on what note?  Do

What are the 5 notes in a Major Pentachord?  Do Re Me Fa Sol

What is this called - Do Re Mi Fa Sol?  Major Pentachord

What does 'penta' mean?  5

Practice singing your Major Pentachord with the video below.

Practice singing your Major Pentachord with the recording below



Minor Pentachord

A Minor Pentachord is a 5 note scale that starts on La. When singing a Minor Pentachord we sing both up and down the scale.

La-Ti-Do-Re-Mi-Re-Do-Ti-la.

It is important to remember that it is a Minor because we start on La.  It is a pentachord because it has 5 notes.  Minor will sound sad, eerie, or spooky.

Questions you should be able to answer about Minor Pentachords

How many notes are in a Minor Pentachord? 5

What is the first note in a Minor Pentachord? La

If something starts on La is it Major or Minor? Minor

If something is Minor it must start on what note? La

What are the 5 notes in a Minor Pentachord? La Ti Do Re Mi

What is this called - La Ti Do Re Mi? Minor Pentachord

What does 'penta' mean?  5

Practice singing your Minor Pentachord with the video below

Practice singing your Minor Pentachord with the recording below.