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Pentatonic Modes

Hello and welcome to 2002!! In my last column, I stated that my next would be a departure from arpeggios and….. it is. I want to give you a really good foundation for improvising or finding the right notes to use on fills. I’ve written down the pentatonic modes for bass in the key of E. E being the very first note played of the very first mode. Of course, you can play all these modes in all keys. 2 notes per string and 5 modes total. These are good modes to know, because if you are a beginner, or an advanced player, they form the skeleton or foundation for improvising fills if you are in a major key. The notes are all picked, and the tab is ascending. But, I’m sure you’ll find your way back down!


-------------0-2------
---------0-2----------
-----0-2--------------
-0-3------------------

-------------2-4------
---------2-5----------
-----2-5--------------
-3-5------------------

-------------4-7------
---------5-7----------
-----5-7--------------
-5-7------------------

---------------7-9----
-----------7-9--------
------7-10------------
-7-10-----------------

------------------9-12-
-------------9-12------
-------10-12-----------
-10-12-----------------

You keep practicing those arpeggios also! But, take the time to learn these modes. Put em’ in your back pocted. See ya’

kyle@insaneguitar.net

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