Pentatonic

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by santucci218, May 20, 2007.

  1. santucci218

    santucci218

    Jan 26, 2007
    Pittsburgh
    Could someone just give me a quick tab of a major pentatonic and a minor pentatonic. Starting on the E string all the way through the G string. Thank you much for whoever does this.

    (i had just realized after 4 years of playing i dont know the most commonly used scale!)
     
  2. dTune

    dTune

    Feb 28, 2004
    Finland
    major E: E, F#, G#, B, C#, E etc.

    minor E: E, G, A, B, D, E....
     
  3. labgnat

    labgnat Inactive

    Oct 29, 2005
    outta this world
  4. santucci218

    santucci218

    Jan 26, 2007
    Pittsburgh
    cool, thanks guys.
     
  5. Allow me to confuse you a tad.

    First off, there are 5 forms (modes) of the major pentatonic scale as well as 5 forms of the minor pent. By form, I simply mean a fingering pattern.

    Now, do some research and look up the 5 forms of the minor pentatonic scale on the bass. Learn those by heart.

    Once you've got that done, look up the 5 forms of the major pentatonic scale. WOAH! You don't even need to learn anything! It's the same exact patterns shifted up / down the fretboard.

    Basically what I'm saying is minor / major are relative and the same forms apply to either one. The important thing to remember is where the ROOT note lies in each pattern.
     

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