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Now lets learn some fingerings for the minor
pentatonic scale. Firstly we’ll study some of the
scales in the first position. Each key will have a
different fingering.
Secondly we’ll learn how to use a set fingering
that we can use up and down the guitar to get any
key. Remember we just learnt each major scale
key has the same theoretical construction and we
are lucky on the bass guitar because this
theoretical construction becomes forms a
physical pattern which is the same for every key.
Look at these diagrams showing the common
fingering patterns for minor and major
pentatonic.
Tonic note shown as
Other notes in the scale shown as
Scale pattern 1.
B Minor Pentatonic. Tonic notes on string 4 and 2.
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B Major Pentatonic. Scale pattern 1 moved three frets back. The tonic note on string 4 is in the same
place but with a new finger while the other tonic note has shifted to string 1.
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Scale pattern 2.
This is based on the major scale and just leaves out note 4 and 7.
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