9 Amazing Bass Lines (That Use Major Pentatonic)

Here are the nine famous bass lines you'll learn in this bass tutorial. They all use the incredibly useful Major Pentatonic scale.

01:25 Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
04:50 Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
07:01 Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
08:25 Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers
09:48 My Girl - The Temptations
10:32 Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
13:34 Stuck In the Middle - Stealers Wheel
11:58 Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
14:24 Using The Major Pentatonic Scale
15:13 Peg - Steely Dan

The time stamps refer to where they appear in the video lesson. Scroll down for the PDF of the shapes you need to know.

They are also found in my free book The Bass Guitar Resource Book.


Major Pentatonic Shapes For Bass Guitar

These are the various shapes I mention in the lesson. You can download the PDF below but make sure you learn all the shapes (as below).

C Major Pentatonic is illustrated but you can move these shapes anywhere. These lessons go into it more:

Pentatonic Bass Masterclass! (All You Need For Solos, Fills & Bass Lines)

Bass Guitar Music Theory: The Minor Pentatonic Scale

The Major Pentatonic Scale For Bass Players: Play Great FILLS, SOLOS & BASS LINES!

C Major Pentatonic Shapes For Bass Guitar

If you liked this lesson, I have similar ones with famous bass lines featuring the following:

Learn 11 Amazing MAJOR SCALE Bass Lines

Learn 11 Amazing Bass Lines (Minor Pentatonic)


Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd

Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers

My Girl - The Temptations

 Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield

Stuck In the Middle - Stealers Wheel

Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson

Peg - Steely Dan


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