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

In this video, I'll show you why Pattern 5 is so great for major: it allows access from below the major root (via the fifth and sixth scale degrees), giving you another whole octave of major pentatonics at your disposal, all the way to the top root.

Hammer-ons to the octave and fifth are effective in confirming the harmony, and using hammer-ons to the 9th and 6th below the root is cool for emphasizing these color tones.