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Jamora1124 02-06-2012 10:37 AM

Three Octave Scales and Jazz
I was wondering if any of you guys have any three octave scales I could learn? I'm trying to learn how to solo a bit. Also, any body have any simple Jazz songs I could learn for bass? Some that have a little bit of soloing. I'm trying to learn Autumn Leaves but I can't find sheet music(I doubt they have tabs)

fatgoogle 02-06-2012 10:49 AM

Get hold of the real book. I pretty sure you can only do 3 octave scales with an e scale, and the youd need an ERB or something with more strings then 4(presuming you play a 4 string).

Look at blue bossa, autumn leaves, straight no chaser, how high the moon. All fairly simple.

Puppet_616 02-06-2012 11:14 AM

On a 24-fret 4-string bass, you can get away with a G Major or G minor in 3 octaves (just!). But otherwise you'd need more strings or frets!

anarkee 02-06-2012 11:53 AM

Originally Posted by fatgoogle
Get hold of the real book

And learn to read standard notation. No decent book on jazz playing is going to have tabs.

And to Sam's list, I'd add Summertime. Its good for soloing because you can pretty much abuse the Dorian scale throughout the song and sound decent. All Blues is a good one, and its good for a solo because its pretty much jazz blues.

OtamotPuhctek 02-06-2012 12:50 PM

More important to playing three octaves is to get the sound of the scale in your head.

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King Of Suede 02-06-2012 03:23 PM

All Of Me is another popular head because it's changes are simple, nice fat bars of one chord.

I don't know why people start with Autumn Leaves all the time. Minor jazz is a completely different beast.

Don't worry about playing 3 octave scales either... Leave 2 octaves scales but be able to play any of the notes at any point on the neck.

anarkee 02-06-2012 04:16 PM

I think Autumn Leaves is popular is because its that classic jazz ii V I chord progression.

Jamora1124 02-07-2012 10:45 AM

Wow thanks guys. Also, I have a 5-string 24 fret bass, so I think I can get away with playing three octave scales.

fatgoogle 02-07-2012 11:49 AM

I play a 6 string, i can get 4, but still now and again think the boundaries of a 4 string is the most hopeful when choosing notes and putting down a good line.

crescalona 01-02-2013 10:49 PM

I can write for you any sheet music
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