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How to really learn your fretboard! Pentatonic series #4 with Scott Devine

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by devine, Jan 23, 2012.


  1. devine

    devine

    Aug 22, 2006
    Hey guys,

    I used to ask myself this question ALL the time... 'How do the great bassists move up and down the neck so seamlessly throughout the same tonality, groove or solo pattern without getting lost and wondering where the hell they are???

    Well for my next lesson in my series of pentatonic tutorials I wanted to cover how to get this happening in your playing. Tip - It's about memorizing multiple positions for each tonality... sound tough but it's easier than you think.

    In this next tutorial I talk about how to start getting this down within your pentatonic scales... but this can applied to so much more. - Scales, arpeggios etc etc...

    The outcome.... You start to 'see' all of the options available over your entire fretboard.

    Check this tutorial out and find out what I'm talking about...

    Using Pentatonic Scales with Bass Guitar | ScottsBassLessons.com

    Cheers guys!

    Scott.
     
  2. schmig

    schmig

    Nov 30, 2008
    These lesson are fantastic, and in conjunction with seeing a teacher, are an invaluable resource. Amazed there is no discussion here. And no..I'm not affiliated with Mr Devine in any way!
     
  3. BigOkie

    BigOkie

    Nov 28, 2010
    Oklahoma City
    Very nice, Scott! I can really use this. Thanks for taking the time to make this high-quality lesson available to us..

    Jim
     
  4. Johnny StingRay

    Johnny StingRay

    Nov 24, 2006
    Can this be an option?
    In G:
    Index finger plays G on the E string.
    Slide index finger to play A on the E string.
    Pinky finger plays B on the E string.
    Index finger plays D on the A string.
    Pinky finger plays E on the A string.
    Index finger plays G on the D string.
    Slide index finger to play A on the D string.
    Pinky finger plays B on the D string.
    Index finger plays D on the G string.
    Pinky finger plays E on the G string.
    Nice, compact, quick up or down (even the down slide is easy, especially on flatwounds), easy hammer ons and offs, without excessive finger stretching.

    Just wondering your opinion.

    Johhny
     

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