The Major Pentatonic Scale

In this course we’re going to be studying a very popular and useful scale – the major pentatonic. As you’ll learn from the course, the major pentatonic is derived from the major scale and works well in all styles of music.

As bass players, the major pentatonic is an important scale for us to learn. With that in mind, this course covers ways in which to learn the scale all over the fretboard (without relying on shapes or patterns) and then puts it to use in a series of ‘real world’ bass grooves. The first few exercises are written in C major (a logical key to start learning the scale with), after which there are lines written in other keys. By the end of this course you should be very familiar with the sound of the major pentatonic scale and you’ll find that it makes a valuable addition to your scale vocabulary.

Don’t forget to hit the Download Resources button above to get hold of the PDF worksheets and the audio files for this course (available to subscribers only).

This course contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: