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Pentatonic scales

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by MOR_Lio, Sep 9, 2004.


  1. MOR_Lio

    MOR_Lio

    Sep 9, 2004
    Hi,

    I am searching for the tabs of the pentatonic scales beaucause I would like to learn it, but I don't know if these exist in tabs. Please help me.

    Thanks
     
  2. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    The Pentatonic scale is made up using the formula:

    t - t - 1.5t - t - 1.5t

    Meaning you pick a root note, go up one tone from it, one tone from that note, one and a half tones from that one, a tone up again, and lastly a one and a half jump to the octave.

    C - D - E - G - A - c

    That's a C Pentatonic scale.

    Just play it on the A String, horizontally, at first, to learn the sound. Then play it vertically and you'll be set.

    If ya need a tab version of it, just pick the root note, move up 2 frets, up 2 more frets, up 3 frets, up two frets, up 3 more to finish, if you keep it horizontal.
     
  3. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    In 2nd thought, that's a Major Pentatonic scale, you need minor as well, it's built off of:

    1.5t - t - t - 1.5t - t

    which is similar to the Major scale, but not ;). Follow?

    C - Eb - F - G - Bb - c <-- C Pentatonic minor.

    (Hint: The main difference between the Maj and min is the 2nd and 5th notes of the minor are simply one half step down ;))
     
  4. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Now that I had a minute, here's a tab for of C Maj Pentatonic:


    G|-----------0--4
    D|-----0--2------
    A|--3------------
    E|---------------
    Erm, that doesn't seem right :scowl:. Anyone care to chime in? lol
     
  5. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    C is A|--3--
     
  6. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Yeah, I just noticed lol edited! Look right otherwise?
     
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Off tu TaBz
     
  8. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Rahar, I hate to keep replying like this buuuuuut oh well.

    If you want a good way to learn every scale & chord imaginable and known to man, I highly suggest you get "Guitar Studio". It's a wonderful program, and has a built in tuner, tab editor, chord maker/finder, metronome, and is available pretty cheap. It's one thing I recently found that has helped me re-learn alot of these.

    Hopefully the last post from,
    Ray
     
  9. Bruce B

    Bruce B

    Sep 2, 2004
    USA
    Put your fingers on four frets (one finger per fret) On the E string play fret 1 with your index and then fret 4 with your pinky, on the A play fret 1 with your index and then fret 3 with your ring finger, and on the D play 1 and 3 like you did on A. That's the minor pentatonic. That's not the only way to play it but it's where you should start. For major it's E 2 and 4, A 1 and 4, D 1 and 4. Start the pattern from any fret on the E or A string. This of course assumes a 4 string tuned standard.

    Bruce
     
  10. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Wouldn't that basicially work for any number of strings, as long as they were tuned in 4ths? :eyebrow:
    Ray
     
  11. Bruce B

    Bruce B

    Sep 2, 2004
    USA
    Yes, I just used a standard 4 string as an example.

    Bruce