In Sen Scale (E): Open Position (1 and 2 Octaves with Variations)

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none
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Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
World music
Instrumentation
Voice + guitar
Instrumental parts
Not available

This is a pentatonic based scale because it has 5 notes within the octave. The tonic of this scale is the 3rd scale degree not the 1st! The scale is played in open position and there are two 1 octave patterns and a 2 octave pattern as well. There are 6 variations on the scale so try combining some of them. This particular Japanese scale is often used as the tuning for wind chimes. According to traditional Japanese culture the five notes of the scale represent the five basic elements: earth, water, fire, wood and metal.

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