John Coltrane Pentatonic- exercises/theory digital download.

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In this resource we take 5 notes John Coltrane played on his stunningly lyrical solo on  'Wise One ' from his Classic 'Crescent' album and use them to construct  an abundance of fresh, inspiring challenging practice material.

This 'new' 5 note Pentatonic is unique as it features the optimistic Natural 6th and the emotional 9th of the minor (unlike the traditional minor Pentatonic), making it perhaps more exotic and unusual.

The unexpected melodic shapes the Coltrane Pentatonic note yield provide a wealth of challenging material for the player who hungry for new sounds.

The most amazing thing about the John Coltrane pentatonic though is the number of chords over which it can be played! 

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Learning how to superimpose this Pentatonic scale over multiple  chords will take your playing and improvisation to a higher level.

 This  Digital download is suitable for C, Bb and Eb instruments (bass parts coming soon!) 

 The instant digital download contains a  48 page PDF and 16 Mp3 files.

Features of the PDF are:

  • 11 meticulously written brand new  Pentatonic shape exercises in all 12 keys  (suitable for all instrument ranges except bass)
  • All the musical examples  seen in the video notated for C, Bb and Eb (Bb and Eb in separate PDF)
  • Theoretical explanations  in concert of  a) Eternal Chord progression  b) Minor Turnaround, c) A7 to D- example and chord substitutions d) Wise one Solo

 The Mp3  playalong files included are:

  • 12 Minor drones
  • 6 video examples ( Eternal Scale, Impressions/So what (slow and fast), Minor Turnaround, A7 to D- + chord substitution version and Wise One solo chords.


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Gerard A.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

An excellent resource

I’ve enjoyed the YouTube presentation s and found this resource an excellent way to consolidate the concepts and support practice.

olivier b.
France France


Hello I try to use it in quartal chordal approach, to connect it with triadic chords approach. And it's a good way for me to ameliorate the mélodic matérial :-) Greeting from France

Søren s.
Denmark Denmark

Coltrane pentatonics

state of the art educational material - understandable - transferable - usable

Lionel H.
France France

Love the approach

I really have no regret at all to bought this John Coltrane Pentatonic package. As a musician, and also as an educator it will help me a lot and open me new ways. Thanks a lot for your work. Lionel

guerino d.
Italy Italy

Coltrane Pentatonic

As usual with Jazz duets, the material is very good and really worth the (small) price.