Using Pentatonic Scales – Bass Lesson with Scott Devine (L#50)

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‘In this bass lesson I discuss how to create bass runs and grooves using pentatonic scales on the bass guitar.’

Scott has studied with an amazing host of world class musicians including Skuli Sverrisson (Allan Holdsworth), Jeff Andrews, Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Brad Shepik and Adam Rogers. He was also lucky enough to study extensively with Gary Willis in Barcelona from 2006 to 2007.


  1. 3:25 Fire alarm beep caused me to replace every fire alarm battery in my house and my 130lb great pyrenees to freak out and piss herself. Right when I kept sitting down to practice a fire alarm would beep and my dog would freak out. for 1-2 hours this continued. I had to put her outside a couple of times.

  2. E ao mano blz sou aqui do Brasil curto suas aulas msm nao entendo o ingles mas observo suas escalas e o modo quevc ensina muito boa suas aulas e muito aproveitativa mas um inscrito abraço que Deus te abençoe Paz!!!!

  3. hi i dig your video s but isn t there a possibility to attach some tabs our visuals scale s to this video s think it would be a nice extra blessings

  4. Far too complicated. You're not speaking to professionals Scott. Would professionals even be watching???

  5. do i get what your saying,… No but its fantastic to listen to

  6. Why was A played as minor and B and C played as major?

  7. y do u put gloves??

  8. yeah I just don't get why he doesn't let you know what frets he using. It would take maybe 2 seconds and really help out beginners who don't know the fingerboard by heart yet

  9. so basically you use pentatonic scales to help make licks or can you expand/mix it with other scales to make root notes/licks with it?

  10. daprofe music stickers

    Nice tone

  11. patrick ballentine

    that bass is gorgeous.

  12. Hey, anyone have advice for transitioning from upright bass to electric bass? I played 6 years of upright, i just bought a fender jazz bass, and now I'm going to start that.

  13. Good lesson. Thanks

  14. Needs more cowbell

  15. Thanks for these video lessons, Scott!…I've ascertained a lot of crucial information about bass guitar from them and I believe it has substantially improved my playing…I thank you very much for sharing your adroit knowledge of this instrument and I hope to learn more from you in the future!…

  16. I prefer the genandtonic scales.

  17.  right to the guts of how to potentially use the pentatonics. thanks Scott.

  18. Ali Özgür Arslan

    I spot a Markbass LM III.

  19. I don't fucking understand! Every video I have watched trying to learn these scales has not helped at all.

  20. Found this impenetrable. You're plainly ill with cold, hence the stuffed-up voice, gloves and insulated tank top. And your smoke alarm needs a new battery – it keeps beeping throughout.

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