Watch the Features & Applications online guitar lesson by Ariane Cap from Pentatonic Playground For Bass

In this segment, we'll take a good look at the features of Pattern 2; it's a great workout for the second and fourth fingers. Notice that parts of Pattern 1 are mirrored in Pattern 2—your fingers are already getting used to recurring shapes, which is just one of the benefits of a systematic approach. This pattern is great for minor riffs and grooves, especially E minor slap grooves, as it allows you to access the open E string with ease.