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Bass Lessons — 2 Octave Pentatonic Scales bass tabs

(submitted by just3boyz)
This tab illustrates how to play Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales...
In two octaves!
Playing these in two octaves gets you out of the one spot on the neck,
and helps you learn the notes on the fret board.
We will use C as the Root for all our examples

Layout:

— Scale Name
— Interval
— Note Name
— Tab
— Timing
— Left Hand Finger

|C Major Pentatonic Scale
|1 2 3 5 |6 1 2 3 |5 6 1 |1 6 5 3 |
|C D E G |A C D E |G A C |C A G E |
G|————————————————|————————————————|————14——17——————|17——14——————————|
D|————————————————|————————12——14——|17——————————————|————————17——14——|
A|————————————10——|12——15——————————|————————————————|————————————————|
E|8———10——12——————|————————————————|————————————————|————————————————|
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
Lh:1 1 3 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 4 4 1 4 1

|2 1 6 5 |3 2 1 |
|D C A G |E D C |
G|————————————————|————————————————||
D|12——————————————|————————————————||
A|————15——12——10——|————————————————||
E|————————————————|12——10——8———————||
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
Lh:1 4 1 1 3 1 1


|C Minor Pentatonic Scale
|1 b3 4 5 |b7 1 b3 4 |5 b7 1 |1 b7 5 4 |
|C Eb F G |Bb C Eb F |G Bb C |C Bb G F |
G|————————————————|————————————————|————15——17——————|17——15——————————|
D|————————————————|————————13——15——|17——————————————|————————17——15——|
A|————————————10——|13——15——————————|————————————————|————————————————|
E|8———11——13——————|————————————————|————————————————|————————————————|
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
Lh:1 2 4 1 1 3 1 2 4 2 4 4 2 4 2

|b3 1 b7 5 |4 b3 1 |
|Eb C Bb G |F Eb C |
G|————————————————|————————————————||
D|13——————————————|————————————————||
A|————15——13——10——|————————————————||
E|————————————————|13——11——8———————||
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
Lh:1 3 1 1 4 2 1

You'll notice that there is a great deal of shifting with your first finger.
I find that this is the easiest way for me to play this.
If you want to try playing it with a different fingering...be my guest.
I hope this has been helpful.
Please give me constructive criticism.

—Just3boyz
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Comments

Once again, another valuable scale you've added to your list.
5 stars - very nice exercise — thanks!
Great stuff, thanks.

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