5 string bass guitars are not 'better' or 'worse' than their 4 string siblings.
For me, they're just tools to be experimented with and used if you like.
I love 5 strings because:
- The extra low B makes playing in different keys easy
- Transposing songs on the fly on gigs is a doddle
- It opens up different avenues of creativity
This lesson will show you a number of patterns that the extra string allows you to use. Scroll down for the free PDF.
Incredibly Useful 5 String Bass Guitar Patterns - PDF
Make sure to try these patterns out with this backing track.
Learn more about the melodic minor to natural minor chord progression (Am to C#m) found in this lesson: