Major Pentatonic Scales – Get Ready to Rock Your Socks Off

bass guitar resourcesThe major pentatonic scale is one of the most favorite tools that musicians draw upon when playing solos or bass lines. For people who are familiar with playing the guitar, this scale is a staple for rock musicians. On the bass guitar however, the pentatonic scale is used in a slightly different manner.

Before we go further, let’s do a little background and theory. The major pentatonic scale is derived from the major scale. Instead of having 7 notes, the major pentatonic scale does not include the 4th and 7th note. If we do some simple maths, that leaves us with 5 notes (the word penta means five).

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