Jamora1124
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#1
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
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#2
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.
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Puppet_616
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#3
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
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#4
Quote 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.
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#5
More important to playing three octaves is to get the sound of the scale in your head.

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#6
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.
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anarkee
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#7
I think Autumn Leaves is popular is because its that classic jazz ii V I chord progression.
Jamora1124
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#8
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
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#9
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.
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