Bass Guitar: C Major Pentatonic Scale w/ David Keif

JamPlay introduces David Keif, a very methodical and easy to understand Bass Instructor. His new series is a full in depth look at all of the positions of the Pentatonic Scale. Here he will introduce his series and start with the C Major Scale. To view the rest of the series or more like them, please visit

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  1. Are stoner jokes about your last name "Keif" getting old yet?

    Anyway, I really need to try practicing with simple backing tracks like this. Seems like most of the Youtube bass teachers use and recommend them and watching this video finally made me realize why. First, it's good tempo training, second, good ear training, and finally is a lot less tedious to listen to than a straight metronome. It's just all around a more musical way to practice.

    As far as ear training, the major scale is the same as the relative minor, so it's good to get used to hearing them both ways.

  2. OmG … this is awesome … I can play bass and pop muscle relaxers at the same time. Bad back from packing bass amps around for 30 years.
    Its gona be my new signature sound.

    Hahahahha … lol

    No seriously … awesome info here ,,, err shall we say presentation of the info is awesome !!!

    Just goes to prove my theory correct … Its not so much about what you say … but how you say it.

  3. OMG I CAN DO IT, Thank you so much dude

  4. I Love you sir, i love you soooo much!

  5. I've been playing bass for years and love your videos. So easy to follow. Thank you sir.

  6. Abdullah Alsadoon

    My god he's so pretty

  7. why is the fingering different in G as opposed to C?

  8. David, you were a bass instructor when I was at M.I. in 1990…keep up the good work…

  9. Marino Kovačić

    Hi David ,what kind of Strings you use !?

  10. "all musicians regardless of what instrument they play use the pentatonic scale" did he just imply that drummers arent musicians? lol

  11. Where is the rest

  12. Domenico Azzolina

    I suppose at 4:52 last two notes had to be A, G and not G, A as I heard.

  13. Al Bluesdawg Beck

    Nice lesson bro  AL

  14. Excellent Lesson Precise! Love the Split Screens 🙂

  15. I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda

    Thank You terimakasi

  16. I'm just learning. Please explain the purpose of a pentatonic scale. What is it used for, what are its advantages?
    Thank you.

  17. Thanks mate. Great video!

  18. Am I understanding that if you choose, you can continue to play these same notes even when all other instruments that you are playing with change chords during the song? Or, in other words, While everyone's playing C chord and then F chord then G chord, Am chord, Dm chord and back to C chord all is in harmony and acceptable? I realize in music there is an infinity of addictions and little tricks but is what I asked above the correct basic pentatonic scale concept?   Thanks for an informative video.   John

  19. Here C minor pentatonic is described as a 'key' as well as a scale. Is that correct?

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