Simple Pentatonic Bass Runs

2017-11-01T13:43:02+00:00May 28th, 2016|24 Comments

Recently I’ve had a few requests for lessons on bass runs. So here’s a few simple examples to get you started

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  1. willard conner May 28, 2016 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I must say that i’m really enjoying these lessons learning a lot more than i expected thank you

  2. Bernard May 28, 2016 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Excelent lesson Mark. Thanks

  3. Rick Blanc May 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Love your lessons. Thanks Mark

  4. jim Clum May 28, 2016 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    We really appreciate all that your doing. You are a great teacher and bass player.
    Thank You

  5. brian May 28, 2016 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    love the lessons but can’t hear your bass in his vid.

  6. Rob A May 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Great stuff! Time to work on those minor pentatonics!

  7. Dennis Dragotto May 28, 2016 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Thanks for making learning fun and easy. You explain everything well enough for the beginner and the advanced player. Keep up the good work!

  8. Norberto May 28, 2016 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Exelente el material y muy buena la didactica de Mark. Es una lastima la gran barrera del idioma que no me hace aprovechar totalmente las clases. Un saludo desde Argentina

  9. Norm Mezin May 29, 2016 at 3:34 am - Reply

    great lesson…. pushing me on in my journey, many thanks

  10. nicola ormezzano May 31, 2016 at 12:08 am - Reply

    simply freat… this lessons can take a beginner up to a satisfactory level…. to make you feel a musician some how. then it is up to us to keep on working out lesson after lesson. keep it up! ciao

  11. Mark May 31, 2016 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    What type of bass is that? I believe Ibanez but what model? Great lesson!

    • Mark Smith June 1, 2016 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Thanks. It’s an Ibanez SR1000 I bought in about 1992. It’s just been fitted with some Martin Sims Super Quad pickups.

  12. Gary Cardwell June 5, 2016 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Another great lesson Mark. I have found your recent lessons on Pentatonic scales very useful. Keep up the good work!

  13. Torri Chin Fang June 5, 2016 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Great Teacher….Great Lessons!!!! Thank you Mark

  14. Michael A. Fields June 5, 2016 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Very much appreciated….

  15. Dennis Dragotto June 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Mark. I really appreciate you stating that this can be played in many different fingerings. I have been very confused about this and you just made a huge problem go away for me. I get it now. Thank you!!!

  16. Tim Nelmes June 20, 2016 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Thanks Mark this is Brilliant!

  17. Michael Wooten June 23, 2016 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much Mark, very helpful !

  18. fred fahsholtz October 24, 2016 at 2:11 am - Reply

    thank you mark, great stuff man

  19. James Mcpheators November 28, 2016 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    I have trouble getting the speed at 120bpm, is it simply a case of practicing over and over til I get quicker.

  20. RenuGlow Advanced Serum March 14, 2017 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Nice post. I used to be checking continuously this weblog and I’m impressed!
    Very useful info specially the last section 🙂 I deal with such info a lot.
    I was looking for this certain information for a long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  21. Andrew Holman May 31, 2017 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Well yet again you make everything g cleat and undestanderble
    It is so hard for an expert to bring themselves back tothe place when they were trying to understand
    Thank you so much
    Andy in France

  22. James P. Gillis July 14, 2017 at 3:18 am - Reply

    As always, another outstanding lesson. Thanks, Mark.

  23. Gary Riso October 9, 2017 at 11:21 pm - Reply


    I’ve been playing for quite a while, but your lessons have been a great refresher course and has opened me up to many new ideas. Your lessons are great!

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