Watch the Major Pentatonic online guitar lesson by Andrew Ford from Motown Bass Survival Guide
Jamerson often made use of major pentatonic based phrases. One of his immediately identifiable phrases was a 5-6-1-6 motion. It was used many times to tie phrases together.
I'll demonstrate a few ways to use the major pentatonic scale to create Motown-like phrases. We will be in the key of D.