For examples of familiar melodies in the pentatonic mode, click here.
It is believed by many theorists that a beginning music student profits by instruction which is limited to these five tones of the scale.
Some piano teachers have beginners play in the pentatonic mode of F#, in which do, re, mi, so and la fall on the five black keys.
This Website is therefore dedicated to assisting music teachers, classroom teachers, recreational leaders, and other persons involved in music education.
Every effort was made to find materials which help serve such needs.
Another convenient source of pentatonic folk song material, as well as more advanced folk song material, is the American Folk Song Collection.
If you know the title of a folk song which you are looking for--pentatonic or otherwise--but do not know where it can be found, you can consult the Folk Song Index.
If you know only the title of a source for a song which you are looking for--or for that matter, any other material--but need complete documentation, or would like to find that source in a nearby library, you can consult the Worldcat Index.
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use this search engine: To view my own compositions, enter my name (Robertson, T.) in the search field.
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