Scales are incredibly important for a bass player to understand – we just can’t drive that home too many times! On the bass, everything comes down to the scale, because we’re not playing chords (usually!) like guitar players often do. That leaves the scale.
The more scales you know, and the better you know them, the more options you’ll have at your disposal. Learning how the various patterns interconnect, and how you can modify them will truly put you in command of your bass’ fretboard.
- Why Do We Use Scales?
- Your First Bass Scale (Diatonic Major)
- A Better Understanding of the Fingerboard
- The Diatonic Major Scale on the 5 String Bass
- The Diatonic Minor Scale
- The Pentatonic Minor Scale (for the Bass)
- What are Pentatonic and Diatonic?
- Bass Symmetrics: Diatonic Minor
- Bass Symmetrics: Diatonic Major
- Bass Symmetrics: Pentatonic Minor
- Chromatic Passing Notes: Pentatonic Major
- Chromatic Passing Notes: Pentatonic Minor
- Relative Major & Minor Relating to I IV V
- Using Scales To Follow A Chord Progression
- Bass Guitar Triads / Chord Scale
- How To Solo On The Bass (Scales)