Licks and Riffs: Dixie Chicks - There's Your Trouble

Licks & Riffs : Dixie Chicks - There's Your Trouble

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One of the most common and popular scales in all the world is the pentatonic. This simple scale consists of notes 1,2,3,5 and 6 from the major scale - a five note scale - hence, penta-tonic. You can find it all over the world from China, to Texas to Peru.

Dixie Chicks - pentatonic scale

Many popular country artists like the Dixie Chicks will create instrumental (and vocal) lines by simply running up and down a pentatonic scale. This simple effect can really hit the button!

Here's a scale running downwards:

Dixie Chicks - pentatonic scale

and back up again:

Dixie Chicks - pentatonic scale

Put the two together and the melody will be familiar to any Dixie Chicks fan.

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