Pentatonic Scale Songs

In Scales on February 3, 2010 at 8:32 am

The following list is just a short sample of songs that all have a prominent Pentatonic melody, riff, solo or bass line. Many of these examples are easy to play even for beginners.

“Susie Q” Creedence Clearwater Revival …………………………Gtr. Riff
“Green River” Creedence Clearwater Revival …………………….Gtr. Riff
“Purple Haze” Jimi Hendrix…………………………………………..Gtr. Riff
“Are You Gonna Go My Way” Lenny Kravitz ……………………..Gtr. Riff
“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” Jimi Hendrix ………………………Gtr. Riff
“Back In Black” AC/DC ……………………………………………..Gtr. Riff
“Man in the Box” Alice In Chains ………………….Gtr. Riff/Vocal Melody
“Play That Funky Music” Wild Cherry ……………………Bass & Gtr
During Verse“Paranoid” Black Sabbath ………………………….Gtr. Solo
“Hey Joe” Jimi Hendrix……………………………………………..Gtr. Solo
“Turn Off the Light” Nelly Furtado………………………………..Gtr. Solo
“Pawn Shop” Sublime……………………………………….Bass, Gtr. Solo
“Good Times, Bad Times” Led Zeppelin…………………………..Gtr. Solo
“Honky Tonk Woman” The Rolling Stones………………….Intro Gtr. Lick
“Wish You Were Here” Pink Floyd.12-String & Lead Gtr. Intro, Bass
“Sweet Home Alabama” Lynyrd Skynyrd………..Gtr. Intro & Solos
“Centerfold” The J. Geils Band…………………………………….Gtr. Riff
“Cannonball” Duane Eddy…………………………………………..Gtr. Riff
“Amazing Grace” Hymn……………………………………….Vocal Melody
“Lowrider” War…………………………………………………………..Bass
“Born Under a Bad Sign” Cream………………………………………..Bass
“Lady Marmalade” Patti Labelle…………………………..Bass & Gtr.
“Money for Nothing” Dire Straits…………………………………..Gtr. Riff
“I Shot the Sheriff” Bob Marley/Eric Clapton……Gtr. Riff at Chorus End

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