#1
Does anyone know were i can find the pentatonic scales for bass, because I couldnt find any for bass on here and i couldnt find any on google(that were easy to understand).
#2
same as the bottom four strings of a guitar...you can still use them as long as you know the five notes...
#4
He's just saying that the 4 string is tuned the same as the bottom 4 strings on a 6 string guitar...just use the same scale. Here's the main form of the pentatonic, though there others:
G|-|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|
D|-|-o-|---|-O-|---|---|
A|-|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|
E|-|-O-|---|---|-o-|---|
#5
so is he sayn just use the notes to the pentatonic scale on guitar, and play them on bass
#7
http://www.scaletool.com/

I highly recommend it.
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http://www.scaletool.com/

I highly recommend it.


Thanx man, been lookin for somthing like that.
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#9
No problem dude. Hopefully the threadstarter gives it a look as well.
Quote by TiMaRmStRoNg101
there was once this girl
in my school
and she was like
'greenday is so punk'

and i was all
omgelitist
'fawkofffffffffff'
and punched her in the face.
cause i can do that
cause I know more about punk rock and stuff
#10
if you know your Major and minor scales its simple....For major scales just leave out the 4th and 7th degree and for minor just leave out the 2nd and the 6th degree......but i guess you wanted to go the simple way.....


im curious, why do you use the pentatonic scale for bass??? the only time i ever use the pentatonic scale is when i improvise on my guitar and i brain fart.......
#11
It's always good having a bit of knowledge about the pentatonic scale none the less.
Quote by TiMaRmStRoNg101
there was once this girl
in my school
and she was like
'greenday is so punk'

and i was all
omgelitist
'fawkofffffffffff'
and punched her in the face.
cause i can do that
cause I know more about punk rock and stuff
#12
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im curious, why do you use the pentatonic scale for bass??? the only time i ever use the pentatonic scale is when i improvise on my guitar and i brain fart.......


Why do you think? Because it's a good scale to make basslines out of!!!

Why, whats your preferred scale for creating basslines?
#14
I don't know what the pentatonic scale means. Perhaps one of you could explain to me what it is.
#16
Haha dude, scaletool is the way to go...
Quote by TiMaRmStRoNg101
there was once this girl
in my school
and she was like
'greenday is so punk'

and i was all
omgelitist
'fawkofffffffffff'
and punched her in the face.
cause i can do that
cause I know more about punk rock and stuff
#17
Quote by Applehead
Why do you think? Because it's a good scale to make basslines out of!!!

Why, whats your preferred scale for creating basslines?


I like the blues scale......


I dont like the pentatonic scale becuase you are limiting yourself to five notes when there is a possible seven.....why limit yourself??

The pentatonic scale is easy to memorize and is good for improvising but when I play bass I will rarely improvise.....
#18
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I don't know what the pentatonic scale means. Perhaps one of you could explain to me what it is.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentatonic_Scale & http://www.cyberfretbass.com/theory/pentatonic-scales/page2.php might help

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I dont like the pentatonic scale becuase you are limiting yourself to five notes when there is a possible seven.....why limit yourself??


Oh come on... it's got nothing to do with limiting yourself.

It has its uses - it's known to sound more stable as you've taken out the 'stressed' notes of the corresponding diatonic scale.

You could say the same about diatonic scales... why limit yourself to playing a 7 note diatonic scale when you could be playing the Eight Tone Spanish scale, eh?

Really, you're the one limiting yourself if you think more notes = better.
#19
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentatonic_Scale & http://www.cyberfretbass.com/theory/pentatonic-scales/page2.php might help


Oh come on... it's got nothing to do with limiting yourself.

It has its uses - it's known to sound more stable as you've taken out the 'stressed' notes of the corresponding diatonic scale.

You could say the same about diatonic scales... why limit yourself to playing a 7 note diatonic scale when you could be playing the Eight Tone Spanish scale, eh?

Really, you're the one limiting yourself if you think more notes = better.



you dont have to use all the notes....but why not give yourself the opportunity???
#21
Quote by BikeRacer69
if you know your Major and minor scales its simple....For major scales just leave out the 4th and 7th degree and for minor just leave out the 2nd and the 6th degree......but i guess you wanted to go the simple way.....


im curious, why do you use the pentatonic scale for bass??? the only time i ever use the pentatonic scale is when i improvise on my guitar and i brain fart.......

cause really everyone knows wat the 6th degree is, especially when they dont know the pentatonics.

the pentatonics is simply the basics that everyone should know. the blues scale doesnt fit into all genre's of music, but the pentatonics do.

lastly, just because something isnt your style, doesnt mean you gotta go around enforcing what you do. just let ppl pursue what they deem neccessary for THEM to make music.
#22
Quote by Johnljones7443
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentatonic_Scale & http://www.cyberfretbass.com/theory/pentatonic-scales/page2.php might help


Oh come on... it's got nothing to do with limiting yourself.

It has its uses - it's known to sound more stable as you've taken out the 'stressed' notes of the corresponding diatonic scale.

You could say the same about diatonic scales... why limit yourself to playing a 7 note diatonic scale when you could be playing the Eight Tone Spanish scale, eh?

Really, you're the one limiting yourself if you think more notes = better.




And just because you are working in the pentatonic, doesn't mean you cannot play any other notes. By your rationale, we should all be using the Chromatic Scale ! Sod diatonics completely!

It's what you do with the notes you use, not how many notes you use. I see your angle, but i disagree completely...

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.....but when I play bass I will rarely improvise.....


I pretty much ONLY improv when i am on my bass. Obviously when i am in a band setting i stick generally to the theme of my bassline, but i still change something nearly every bar !! How else will you learn to create your own basslines.. What do you do on your bass, just play other peoples songs?
Last edited by Applehead at Jul 9, 2006,
#24
i find if im trying to "force" myself to use the major or minor scale FULLY (not just the pents) i end up making too busy of a line with too many unneccesary notes. making for a mediocre bassline, sometimes because it sounds too happy/sad for the song, so i use the pent to leave out the emotion notes (i sometimes use diff pents, as in leave out a 4th instead of a 3rd kinda thing)