Scales of the World
The Major Pentatonic is a Major Scale type. It differs from the Major scale in that the fourth and the seventh are left out.
The Major Pentatonic Scale produces a happy and somewhat bluesy feel. Quite easy to play and most certain to hit all sweet notes.
Pentatonic scales are some of the oldest and most widely used scales in all of history. Unlike the Diatonic Modes which have their origin in Ancient Greece, Pentatonic Scales have Ancient Mongolian and Japanese origins. Pentatonic scales play an important part in Eastern, African and Celtic music as well.
Pentatonics are also some of the most widely used scales for improvisation in the West within rock, jazz, and pop.
Countless old school blues pioneers from Robert Johnson, B.B. King, and Buddy Guy, to modern players like David Gilmour and Mark Knophler have relied on the sweet singing simplicity of Pentatonic Scales.