How to construct and play the ionian pentatonic scale

Name

This is the ionian pentatonic scale.

Intervals

How to construct the ionian pentatonic scale?

Use the following intervals in any order to construct this scale. Start on a specific note on which you want to construct this scale from (for instance the note "C") and calculate each interval on top of it. Afterwards, you will be able to play it on your instrument.

Perfect unison

Has 0 semitones and spans 1 naturals.

Major third

Has 4 semitones and spans 3 naturals.

Perfect fourth

Has 5 semitones and spans 4 naturals.

Perfect fifth

Has 7 semitones and spans 5 naturals.

Major seventh

Has 11 semitones and spans 7 naturals.

Chords

Which chords can you play on the ionian pentatonic scale?

Cheatsheet

Play the ionian pentatonic scale in any musical key

You can play the C ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

C   E   F   G   B  

Sheet music of the C ionian pentatonic scale.

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C ionian pentatonic on the piano.

The notes of the C ionian pentatonic scale on the piano.

You can play the C# ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

C#   E#   F#   G#   B#  

Sheet music of the C# ionian pentatonic scale.

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C# ionian pentatonic on the piano.

The notes of the C# ionian pentatonic scale on the piano.

You can play the Db ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

Db   F   Gb   Ab   C  

Sheet music of the Db ionian pentatonic scale.

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Db ionian pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the D ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

D   F#   G   A   C#  

Sheet music of the D ionian pentatonic scale.

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D ionian pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the D# ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

D#   F##   G#   A#   C##  

Sheet music of the D# ionian pentatonic scale.

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D# ionian pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the Eb ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

Eb   G   Ab   Bb   D  

Sheet music of the Eb ionian pentatonic scale.

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Eb ionian pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the E ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

E   G#   A   B   D#  

Sheet music of the E ionian pentatonic scale.

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E ionian pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the F ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

F   A   Bb   C   E  

Sheet music of the F ionian pentatonic scale.

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F ionian pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the F# ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

F#   A#   B   C#   E#  

Sheet music of the F# ionian pentatonic scale.

The notes of the F# ionian pentatonic scale written down in sheet music.

F# ionian pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the Gb ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

Gb   Bb   Cb   Db   F  

Sheet music of the Gb ionian pentatonic scale.

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Gb ionian pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the G ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

G   B   C   D   F#  

Sheet music of the G ionian pentatonic scale.

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G ionian pentatonic on the piano.

The notes of the G ionian pentatonic scale on the piano.

You can play the G# ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

G#   B#   C#   D#   F##  

Sheet music of the G# ionian pentatonic scale.

The notes of the G# ionian pentatonic scale written down in sheet music.

G# ionian pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the Ab ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

Ab   C   Db   Eb   G  

Sheet music of the Ab ionian pentatonic scale.

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Ab ionian pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the A ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

A   C#   D   E   G#  

Sheet music of the A ionian pentatonic scale.

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A ionian pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the A# ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

A#   C##   D#   E#   G##  

Sheet music of the A# ionian pentatonic scale.

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A# ionian pentatonic on the piano.

The notes of the A# ionian pentatonic scale on the piano.

You can play the Bb ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

Bb   D   Eb   F   A  

Sheet music of the Bb ionian pentatonic scale.

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Bb ionian pentatonic on the piano.

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You can play the B ionian pentatonic scale with the following notes.

B   D#   E   F#   A#  

Sheet music of the B ionian pentatonic scale.

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B ionian pentatonic on the piano.

The notes of the B ionian pentatonic scale on the piano.