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Expansive Pentatonic Exercises all instruments

 The Innovative Pentatonic exercises and playalongs in this resource are designed to open your mind and ears to the expansive world of possibilities found inside the Pentatonic scale.

Jazz duets is particularly pleased to include 80+  NEW specially made play alongs to accompany each tonality designed to make practice sessions more effective and enjoyable.

The  Intermediate/Advanced level Digital Instant Download features challenging, spacious patterns, written to free you from the closed regular hackneyed Pentatonic exercises usually on offer.

The package is notated for Treble and Bass instruments

The included Mp3 files (see below) feature different chord possibilities on which to practice the patterns. Each different harmony evokes totally different sound emotions. This opens up a myriad of possibilities that expand the sonic arsenal of the improvisor.

Leverage your pentatonic knowledge by a factor of 7x by fully understanding how to Superimpose Pentatonics on different chords! 

Contains the following Videos tutorials:

  • Pentatonic Harmonic Tutorial Video - this goes deep in to each chord possibility that it is possible to use with then D minor Pentatonic.
  • 13 Pentatonic shapes harmonised Video - this demonstrates most of the 13 Patterns of the PDF and how they sound over the chords in C minor.
  •  Pentatonics Harmonised Video Tutorial. This highlights how different the Classic Pentatonic
  •  Modal Interchange video

Contains the following Playalong Mp3 files:


  • Pentatonic ¨Family¨ drones Mp3 Files. These drone like backing tracks In 12 keys are for deep immersion. They are are organised in to 12 key folders. 84 practice drones!
  •  Uplifting chord progression Mp3 files in concert C minor in 3 speeds (slow,medium and fast)The chord progression is as follows ; Cmin7, Dbmaj7b5, Eb6, Fmin7, Eb over G bass , Abmaj7, Bb7sus4
  •  C7#9 funk playalong in concert Key.  Practice and use the Cminor Patterns with this gritty compelling Guitar groove in 3 speeds  (slow,medium and fast)

Contains the following 4 PDF files:

  • Pdf that features 13 specially crafted expansive new Pentatonic exercises in all 12 keys. (2 versions:  For Treble and Bass Instruments)
  • Pentatonic Harmony PDF- that shows in 12 keys the relationship between the Pentatonic and the 7 chords of the family in 12 keys
  • PDF of Superimposing Pentatonics on Major 7th chords + 9 Play along tracks with and without sax at different speeds. As featured in Superimposing Pentatonics on Major 7th chords youtube video. 
  • New Separate Modal Interchange Pamphlet including youtube video examples
There is something amazing, mysterious even out of this world when the classic pentatonic is superimposed over different harmony - different emotions and feelings are evoked.
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Norma S.
Mexico Mexico


I think, for the guitar, these excercises might be too simple. The patterns are indeed predictable after having read the first 8 notes of each excercise so it's not necessary to keep reading (only at the endings), but it's good for doing solfege. It's also nice for coming up with new ideas for note combinations; and when playing against audio tracks the patterns sound great.

Jayan E.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Expansive Pentatonic

Its a challenge, but in a good way and such fun to play even with the struggle

Timothy P.
Australia Australia


The first thing that struck me was the sheer amount of material included. Not only the PDFs but the mp3 backing tracks and examples and also videos. Another thing that impressed me was that the exercises in all twelve keys is NOT just the same exercises transposed. This will keep me going for a long time.

Rich W.
United States United States

Expansive Pentatonic Exercises

I find your YouTube videos very helpful. So, I thought I would try this and I am quite pleased with it. Thanks for your work!

Albrecht N.
Switzerland Switzerland

Nice work

Hi Nike I like to work with your courses. As I am a retired non professional flutist I enjoy to learn to better know what I am was doing all the time.The big challenge for me is to process all the new stimuli in such a way that they do not hinder my playing. Thank you and Iam looking forward to new things, any plan for latin style things? Best wishes Albrecht from Switzerland



Hi Albrecht. Thanks for the review. I would encourage you to try these ideas over any style (jazz, blues, latin, etc.) I think that you will find they will work! Best, Jazz Duets.

Karl-Christian W.
Germany Germany

Like it

lots of work, but worth it.

Sherwin E.
United States United States

Nice book

Started using the book and has definitely made an impact.

Anton S.
Austria Austria


Good enough to get what I expected

A Jazzduetshop Customer
United States United States

More great stuff on Pentatonics.

Good stuff for me as a “ jamband” player with a jazz problem. Very guitar friendly and my reading is slowing getting better. Steve Kimock calls pentatonics “human birdsong” and this course makes that ring true.

Vitek S.
Germany Germany

Expansive Pentatonic Exercises

Great stuff Super explained

Lucas J.
United States United States


I’m so pleased, l was looking for an approach like this. Excellent stuff indeed.

Seth W.
United States United States

Lots of good info

I am still applying the concepts but this really helps keep me inspired, especially with using concepts I know but in another application for melodic sounds!

Paul P.
United States United States

Compendium of minor pentatonic practice

Materials are so comprehensive I wouldn't need any more material for minor pentayonic practice! But the matetials are spread so wide it's sometimes time-consuming to navigate. It would be better if a cover PDF sheet existed from which I can click to browse. Also please provide one big zip file so I can download and unzip at a few steps instead having to download every individual file.