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Hey guess what we’re doing today?
That’s right… Playing some pretty cool bass riffs, from some pretty cool tunes, so go grab your pretty cool bass if you can and let’s dive in.
But more than just riffing a few songs, I kinda wanted to show you the application of something we covered in a previous video – The Pentatonic scale…
(Arguably one of the most used and certainly one of the most versatile) in your scale toolbox.
…This is the first part of a two part series where we’ll try to cover a total of maybe 6 song riffs that all make (almost exclusive) use of the pentatonic scale… We’re gonna see just how much music you can play with basically 5 little notes!
OK – If you haven’t yet watched that video (it’s titled “Around the Fretboard In 5 Simple Steps”) then stop this video and go take a look at it, because I’ll be referring to a few Pentatonic shapes I had previously mentioned in that video lesson.
Once you’re up to speed hop back over here and we’ll tackle some bass riffs from the following songs:
- I Want You Back by The Jackson 5
- Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley
- Harder to Breathe by Maroon 5
If you’re just starting out hopefully you’ll leave here today with a few fun pieces of musical vocabulary under your fingers!
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