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#121
Many people have tried to explain this stuff to me and I've never been able to comprehend it until now. This kicks ass. Thanks so much.
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#122
Thanks, this stuff is really helpful. I just started learning bass by finding tabs and just playing them. I never really learned any scales or modes, but now I can. Thanks!
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#123
awsome!! thanks for taking your time to help us out
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#125
wow thnx alot for this. ive been playing for bout 5 months learning tab, and i was told to go buy a book to learn my scales ect, but no money! and it was by accident that i stumbled into the UG bass forums and found this!! thanx alot i plan to use this to my fullest advantage
#126
i might sound stupid but man scales have more than one position.how can i know which are the other positions?
#127
for example c major is
G|-------------------------------2----4-----5----
D|-------------2----3----5-----------------------
A|------3--5--------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------
which are the other positions?
#128
Quote by thebloodystring
for example c major is
G|-------------------------------2----4-----5----
D|-------------2----3----5-----------------------
A|------3--5--------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------
which are the other positions?



Wherever there is a C note on your fretboard, you can play a c major scale. The pattern works wherever you are, you see, due to the way the bass is tuned. So you can play the 8th fret on the E string, for example. Same result!
#130
G|-------------------------------2----4-----5----
D|-------------2----3----5-----------------------
A|------3--5--------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------
thinking of an scale like this absolutely limited. you gotta have in mind the scales intervals and steps. if you don't, you'll be memorizing "exercises" and you won't be able to apply them.
One thing i recomend , for a better understanding of the entire instrument neck, is too play them scales using diferent patterns, something similar to what most fusion guitarists do. You might be thinking, why the **** is this asshole mentioning guitarists? Because i lve the way these guys approach things and also most of the good material comes out for guitarists, and i never found an outstanding book about harmony wich was made for bassists. A great book for studying harmony and improvisation in a diferent, uncommon way is Allan Holdsowrth's Just for the Curious (i'll upload this one for you fellows as soon as get back home, i'm on a trip to my cousins city). Back to scales lol. One of these diferent patterns would be per example playing a 4 note per string pattern. Here's an example, using the F major scale:

----------------------------------------7--9--10--11---------
--------------------------5--7--9--10--------------------
--------------3--5--7--8---------------------------------
--1--3--5--6----------------------------------------------

this kind of stuff brings you more possibilities when writting or improvising.
hope you understood my crappy english =)
#131
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#133
Altered scale ftw! The seventh mode of the melodic minor (ascending) scale.
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#135
That's why it's cool.

Or just do some modes of the harmonic minor.
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#137
How about the bebop scales?
Bebop major: 1-2-3-4-5-b6-6-7
Bebop dominant: 1-2-3-4-5-6-b7-7
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#139
I've got another suggestion for good sax playing. Do a Charlie Parker!

EDIT: A more serious suggestion outside of heroin is the Neapolitan scales as well.
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Last edited by sinan90 at Jun 9, 2007,
#140
I learned what i know by ear...i have not one clue what theory is...oh well too late now.....ill just grab my fav Dimebag solo and crank it to 10.....thats my theory!................thats stuff makes music unfun to me...but i do appreciate those who know that stuff!!!!!!!RIP IT!!!!!!!!!
#141
as long as it's physically possible, it works.
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#142
My bass instructor taught me to learn scales this way:

Ionian - pattern starts on g
Dorian - pattern starts on a
Phrygian - pattern starts on b
Lydian - pattern starts on c
Mixolydian - pattern starts on d
Aeolian - pattern starts on e
Locrian - pattern starts on f

This is basically playing the scales in order but starting from notes going up the chromatic scale. So how is this useful and applied to music, other than helping me to learn the chromatic scale at the same time as these other scales?
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#143
kwl thanks a lot
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#144
Quote by chopps00
My bass instructor taught me to learn scales this way:

Ionian - pattern starts on g
Dorian - pattern starts on a
Phrygian - pattern starts on b
Lydian - pattern starts on c
Mixolydian - pattern starts on d
Aeolian - pattern starts on e
Locrian - pattern starts on f

This is basically playing the scales in order but starting from notes going up the chromatic scale. So how is this useful and applied to music, other than helping me to learn the chromatic scale at the same time as these other scales?


Well they are the building blocks of music. When someone says they are in the key of G, you now know what notes you can play depending on what chord they are playing..
#145
This is how I started, and I am having fun reviewing! Thank you! To the beginners: This is the stuff that you need to make music. Your songs, fills, solos, and nightmares (hehe) all start here.