Welcome to THE most in-depth lesson on the Japanese Hirajoshi Pentatonic Scale. Today we’re heading to the far east to unearth some inspiration. We’ll look to master this ancient sound firstly by learning the theory, intervals and shapes of this scale and then we’ll show you some killer ways to use it.
These Japanese style pentatonic scales are easy to learn because they feel so similar to the traditional pentatonics and dominant pentatonics. This scale will open up new ideas therefore imbuing your playing with an exotic new sound.
If you know your pentatonic scales then learning this Hirajoshi scale will be an exciting addition to your modal arsenal. Additionally if you know your Major Scale & Harmonic Minor Modes then you’ll find that Hirajoshi can be found within these scales as well. Use the Stage Select below to begin!Continue Reading