Riffing in Dm Pentatonic
Other bassists often ask me, “the Blues are so limiting. What can you really do with five notes?”
The question tells me a lot about the person, and how they view music. My personal take is this: you can make more beautiful music with five notes than you can with a million. It’s all about your approach.
Yesterday, while I was taping for some new lessons, I took a few minutes to just riff for the fun of it. The video below shows that riff session. Notice that I seldom go outside the pure pentatonic scale – a few times using the flat 5.
Here, then, is Riffing with Eddy – in Dm Minor Pentatonic.
As I said, the vast bulk of this session was in pure pentatonic form. Hopefully, this video gave you some ideas of your own. so why not grab your bass and do a little riffing of your own. See what you come up with. As always,
Aim High – Play Low!
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