[Dixielandjazz] Re: Irving Berlin's piano>>Black keys

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 6 17:26:52 PST 2003

Hi all,

Charlie Hull writ:

>The group of three and two black keys make up the pentatonic scale, upon
>which many musicians base their improvisations.  Especially new age soprano
>sax players and the folks who record that oriental background music played
>in ethnic restaurants.

Seems to me I hear lots of minor intervals (half steps) in oriental music. 
Does the black key pentatonic have any half steps?

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