C Major Pentatonic Scale – High Position

C Major Pentatonic Scale Low PositionContinuing our study of the Major Pentatonic Scale, here it is in the key of C, in the higher position. This position begins on eigth fret of the E string. This is the same exact scale as shown in the previous lesson. the only difference is where on the neck you place the notes.

As always, remember your basics:

⁊ Start slowly

⁊ Play it 10 times, perfectly

⁊ Increase speed slowly

Practice the scale in this position only… for now. In the next lesson, I’ll show you the same scale in a different spot on the neck.

C Major Pentatonic Scale – Upper Position

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As Always: Remember, this isn’t a race. Strive for accuracy above all else. Increase your speed just two beats (per minute) at a time, playing the scale perfectly ten times in a row before adding another two beats.

Practice this scale every day for one week, then review it twice a week for the rest of the month. By then, you’ll have it committed to memory for life!

Aim High – Play Low!


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3 Responses to C Major Pentatonic Scale – High Position

  • Mike Foster:

    After I play through this a few times it starts sounding like “My Girl” very cool.

    • Hi, Mike. You’re right – it does sound like My Girl. That line is 1 – 3b-3-5-6-8 … the only thing missing from this scale is the flat 3 (3b).

      What’s really cool is that you’ve now seen how knowledge of scales can help you learn bass lines… and help you build lines of your own. Good job!

      Keep Thumpin’!

      Lane on Bass

  • Gautam Aryya:

    I see ur site i like it so can you help me plz

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