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Temptations Style Pentatonic Riff

By Darren DeFranco


Hello Motown lovers!

In this lesson we’re going to look at a riff in the style of Motown legends The Temptations. The upbeat nature of major pentatonics worked very well to complement their signature feel good sound.

So let’s get started with this riff!


Master this riff and you’ll be good to go! Extra credit: try playing this same riff but using other pentatonic scales!


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