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Why do I like this so much?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by bassinplace, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008

    I'm newbie to the bass and there's this one pattern that I seem to be really drawn to more than any other. It goes like this in the first position:

    Open G, A, Open G, E, Open D, C, Open A, G on the 3rd fret E string.

    I just seem to gravitate towards this pattern as parts of it seem to fit so well into so many songs, particularly rock.

    Anyone have an idea what it is about this pattern that I'm finding myself so drawn to? Just wondering.
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    It's a standard riff based on the blues scale in A, the basis for most modern music styles.
  3. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    hmm, ok, still not sure but I guess it's a kind of a blues riff then?
  4. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
  5. EADG mx

    EADG mx

    Jul 4, 2005
    You could also call it A minor pentatonic as there is no b5.

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