C Tcherepnin Major Pentatonic Mode II Scale on the Piano - Improvisation and Composition

Notes: C, D, F, G, and B - Key: C - Origin: Russian - Category: Hexatonic Scales

The C Tcherepnin Major Pentatonic Mode II uses six notes per octave. Because of this same reason it is a member of the so called Hexatonic -scales that have Six-note (or Six-tone). On the piano keyboard, it is made up of no black keys: no and five white keys: C, D, F, G, and B. This combination makes this scale - as well as the C Petrushka chord, C Shostakovich, and C Tcherepnin Nine-Note Mode I - as great choices for composing or improvising Russian music.

If we take a look a the key signature of the C Tcherepnin Major Pentatonic Mode II Scale we can find it has no flats and no sharps. Therefore, on sheet music you will find no accidentals on the score. The notes of this scale are: C, D, F, G, and B.

How to play the C Tcherepnin Major Pentatonic Mode II scale?

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    To play the C Tcherepnin Major Pentatonic Mode II on your piano, start on the Root note. Play C, the first note of the scale.
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    Continue with rest of the notes that shape the scale, play D, F, G, and B.
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    Return to the home of the C Tcherepnin Major Pentatonic Mode II scale. Play again C -the tonic of the scale- to mark its ending.

How to play the scale in descending fashion?

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    Begin on the last note. Play the C, the last (and first) note of the scale.
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    Go down. Play B, G, F, and D.
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    Reach the home again. Establish tonality by playing the tonic of the C Tcherepnin Major Pentatonic Mode II scale: C.
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    Tip. If you want to learn how to improvise or compose your own music using the C Tcherepnin Major Pentatonic Mode II scale or any other scale, check out our piano improvisation and composition lessons and enjoy thousands of interactive multimedia piano animations.
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