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Using Pentatonic scales for bass runs # 2 - Lesson with Scott Devine

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by devine, Dec 31, 2011.


  1. devine

    devine

    Aug 22, 2006
  2. packhowitzer

    packhowitzer 155mm of pure destruction

    Apr 20, 2011
    Atlanta
    Not only are these very helpful, it's very generous of you to offer them up freely for all. Great work! Thanks!
     
  3. kerrycares

    kerrycares Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    Michigan
    great stuff ... especially prevalent in Gospel and R&B
     
  4. devine

    devine

    Aug 22, 2006
    Yep... the gospel and R&B guys eat pentatonic scales for dinner lol!

    Ez,

    Scott.
     
  5. Zuokie

    Zuokie

    Oct 25, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    Very cool thanks!!
     
  6. Had to say thank you for this lesson.....

    One of the clearest an most consice explanations i've ever seen demonstrated of these pentatonic runs i've always been a fan of.

    Bravo!
     
  7. BobaFret

    BobaFret

    Jan 22, 2008
    I just saw that your signature bass is featured in bass player. Congrats to you and Overwater.

    The tutorials are always good.
     
  8. Got me to thinking. :hyper:

    Major pentatonic = 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and then 8 with a new octave.
    Code:
    Major Pentatonic Box - One Octave
    G|-------|-------|-------|-------| 1st string
    D|---6---|-------|-------|---8---|
    A|---3---|-------|-------|---5---|
    E|-------|---R---|-------|---2---|4th string 
    Riffs from the Major pentatonic notes:

    R-5-6-6-5 then:
    R-3-5 or...
    3-2-5 or...
    3-2-8 or...
    2-3-R or... 8 or...

    ....Start with something new:
    3-5-6-6-8...

    You turned on the light switch... I'm not all that creative, but, if I will write out some possibilities first and then see which sound the best, good things happen. I am visual, have to see it first. That's why I like all those graphs and patterns.

    Thanks.
     
  9. devine

    devine

    Aug 22, 2006
    Hey Malcolm... I'm very visual too... all the sounds, ideas, melodies in my head usually have a shape attached to them in someway. I find it really helps me remember and recall different ideas, sounds, motif's etc.

    Ez man,

    Scott.
     

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