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Bass Lessons — 5 modes of the pentatonic scale bass tabs

(submitted by just3boyz)
This Tab illustrates the 5 modes of the major Pentatonic scale.
We will use the G major Pentatonic scale as our "Parent Scale."

1) G Major Pentatonic Scale

Note Name: G A B D E G
Interval: 1 2 3 5 6 1

G|————————————|————————————||
D|————————2—5—|5—2—————————||
A|————2—5—————|————5—2—————||
E|3—5—————————|————————5—3—||
|1 + 2 + 3 + |1 + 2 + 3 + |

2) A Suspended Scale

Note Name: A B D E G A
Interval: 1 2 4 5 b7 1

G|————————————|————————————||
D|————————5—7—|7—5—————————||
A|————5—7—————|————7—5—————||
E|5—7—————————|————————7—5—||
|1 + 2 + 3 + |1 + 2 + 3 + |

3) B Man Gong Scale

Note Name: B D E G A B
Interval: 1 b3 4 b6 b7 1

G|————————2—4—|4—2—————————||
D|————2—5—————|————5—2—————||
A|2—5—————————|————————5—2—||
E|————————————|————————————||
|1 + 2 + 3 + |1 + 2 + 3 + |

4) D Ritusen Scale

Note Name: D E G A B D
Interval: 1 2 4 5 6 1

G|————————4—7—|7—4—————————||
D|————5—7—————|————7—5—————||
A|5—7—————————|————————7—5—||
E|————————————|————————————||
|1 + 2 + 3 + |1 + 2 + 3 + |

5) E Minor Pentatonic Scale

Note Name: E G A B D E
Interval: 1 b3 4 5 b7 1

G|————————7—9—|9—7—————————||
D|————7—9—————|————9—7—————||
A|7—10————————|————————107—||
E|————————————|————————————||
|1 + 2 + 3 + |1 + 2 + 3 + |

Practice these modes in all 12 keys.
It's good to know these Modes for 2 reasons.
so you don't get stuck in one spot on the neck.
and so you can figure out where all the notes are.
I hope this has been helpfull.

—just3boyz
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