#1
hey im writing a bass solo for a song with my band i need something pentatonic in the key of a and on a 4string bass i feel like the pentatonic is a very limeted scale can anyone tell me how to expand the notes i can use apart from the basic

----5-----7-----------
----5-----7-----------
----5-----7-----------
----5-----8-----------

some tabs to the potential notes i can use without leaving the key of A would be nice
thanx allot
theory noob btw
Last edited by amrkamel99 at Jul 30, 2010,
#2
----5-----7-----------
----5-----7-----------
----5-----7-----------
----5-----8-----------
#4
Major

-------------4-7-____-------------2-4
--------4-7------____---------2-4------
---4-7---------- and ----2-4-----------
-5----------------____-5------------

minor

----------------5-7--- ____---------------2-5---
-----------5-7---------____-----------2-5------
------5-7--------------- and ------3-5-----------
-5-8--------------------____-3-5---------------------

sorry about the shitty spacing, you get the idea.
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Last edited by Banjocal at Jul 30, 2010,
#7
Quote by TheFerret
I was gonna just copy and past the blues scale for you, but I stumbled upon this and figured it would help you out.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/m/misc_scales/major_and_minor_blues_scales_btab.htm


the blues scale = pentatonic plus a diminished fifth. so anywhere were he goes 345 or anything where there are three consecutive numbers like 123 or 12 11 10 remove the midlle note.
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#8
Quote by the_perdestrian
the blues scale = pentatonic plus a diminished fifth. so anywhere were he goes 345 or anything where there are three consecutive numbers like 123 or 12 11 10 remove the midlle note.


also an augmented fourth, depending on your outlook on life.
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