7 Ways For You To Practice Pentatonic Scales on Bass

Pentatonic scales are incredibly useful for bass players. It's as simple as that. They are used extensively in funk, rock, blues, folk, pop, and jazz bass playing and you need to know them.

This lesson will teach you exactly what pentatonic scales are (there's a minor and major pentatonic) and how you can use them to make up bass lines, fills, and solos. You can also work on your technique with them.

Scroll down to download the free backing track and scale shape PDF.

Bass Backing Track and Scale Shapes

Full Backing Track

Funk Beat

Rock Beat


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In the lesson, I talk about relative minors, intervals, and modes. You may want to check out these lessons if you want to understand those concepts fully.

If you want to go deeper into bass technique, I recommend my books Complete Fingerstyle Bass Technique and Creative Bass Technique Exercises.


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