Once you can make meaningful connections between abstract ideas and real music, the magic starts. In this lesson, I'll show you how the following famous bass lines all use the same scale: the minor pentatonic.
Here are the bass lines in the video (with the time they appear in the lesson):
03:03 - Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
03:45 - Little Green Bag - George Baker Selection
05:43 - White Knuckle Ride - Jamiroquai
07:47 - Freedom - Rage Against The Machine
09:09 - Freak Out - Chic
10:15 - Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
11:31 - Demolition Man - The Police
12:15 - Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang
12:45 - Detroit - Marcus Miller
14:37 - Low Rider - War
15:38 - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Scroll down to hear the originals and to see the shapes you need to know.
The Minor Pentatonic Scale
In the lesson I used A Minor Pentatonic. Here are the shapes across the entire bass fretboard. Learn them all.
11 Famous Minor Pentatonic Bass Lines
Here are the originals in action!
The White Knuckle Ride – Jamiroquai video comes up ‘Video Unavailable’ in the UK.
Ah…An unfortunate occurrence that often happens. Thanks for letting me know. Give it a search on YouTube and you’ll find it.
Just fixed – thanks!
You’re very welcome!
a French beginner bass player.
Thanks for you’re job
Welcome to bass, Miguel! You’ll love it.