The Major Pentatonic.
I have included 2 fingerings with this scale.
Use the first fingering for practising, it's a great scale to master because it teaches you
how to get from the bottom of your bass to the higher register very quickly and accurately.
This next fingering is the one I use most when I'm playing. As you will see by the bass line
I've included this is a must for all you rock players who want to get away from just
playing the Tonic all the time, but don't want to go too far away from the chord.
Play this scale over and over and get the sound in your head, it's very "pop music"
friendly. After you know it pretty well take a stab at this bass line. I heard this
song on the radio last week and it fit perfectly into this lesson. It's the
line in Elvis' "Hunk of Burn'in Love" (or close to it I didn't transcribe it exactly)
you should recognize it when you hear it.
The line is in the key of 'G Maj". The easiest way to play it is to stick to the
2nd fingering of the G Pent above. YOU NEVER HAVE TO PLAY A NOTE ON THE
G STRING IN THIS LINE.
I've done my best to put the fingering above the notes.