Each Beat Root has 8 tongues tuned by hand and come in four different scales.
The G Major scale, the versatility of a custom scale G C D E G A B D
This scale is ideal to use with the tuning kit and take advantage of the many tuning possibilities.
With the optional tuning kit, you can switch to the minor Beat Root scale or other scales of your choice in less than a minute. With some practice, amateur musicians can further their grasp of Beat Root tuning and create 7 very interesting variant scales, including the minor scale!
The Beat Root scale in G minor for unique compositions G C D Eb G A Bb D
This is our favorite scale!
It is very melodic, a bit melancholic and a rare beauty!
The scale has three distinct and harmonic tonalities: G minor, C minor, D Phrygian.
With some practice, you’ll be able to switch from one to another and create harmonic movements with ease (I-IV-V for those in the know).
The Akebono scale for improvisation and meditation Tuned in G: G A Bb D Eb G A Bb
The easiest scale to play, Akebono is widespread, and you’ve likely heard it already on a hang drum, which use often uses it.
This scale is commonly used in traditional Japanese music. It has the same intervals as a diatonic scale but doesn’t have a fixed tonic. Because of this, any note in the Akebono scale could be the tonic.
Music therapists especially appreciate this scale because it is very intuitive (non-musicians will have no problems creating beautiful melodies.)
The Pentatonic scale for contemporary melodies Tuned in G: G B D E G A B D
The preferred scale of guitarists!
A pentatonic scale refers to a scale of 5 notes. It is widely used in contemporary music because it’s simple and sounds good.
With this versatile scale, you can easily improvise with a guitarist or pianist. For improv or group compositions, consider the electro version so you can connect your Beat Root to an amp and enjoy all the effects guitarists get to use (reverb, delay, phaser, looper, etc.)