Minor Pentatonic scale (32232), also known as mode 1, is the Basic scale that is typically learned first and is the easiest on flutes, and flutes. On six hole flutes, always keep the 4th hole from the bottom and open the rest of the holes from bottom to top. On the popular five hole flutes, this 4th hole is left off the flute, so its just a matter of opening the finger holes from bottom to top.

Blues scale (321132) is the result of adding one note, the blues note, to the minor pentatonic scale.