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Learning The Fretboard with the Perfect Harmony Box

Here’s a lesson on how to use the perfect harmony box to understand your fretboard better. The “perfect” intervals are the octave, the fifth, and the fourth… and they are perfect because they are neutral in both major and minor. When you’ve finished this lesson, checkout the board lesson that accompanies/follows this one.

Converting Root 6 Guitar Scales to Root 5

In this lessons we will be looking at how to move scales starting on the the 6th string to start on the 5th. This is relatively easy way to add more variation and positions to your playing, but also a very good way of getting to know the fretboard.

Please make sure you’ve gone through the various lessons mentioned in the beginning part of this lesson.

Okay – here are the tabs for the lesson. The first set of three is for the A pentatonic minor scale. The second set of three are for the A diatonic minor scale, and the final set of tabs are for the G major scale.

A Pentatonic Minor Scale: 1 Position, Root 6

A Pentatonic Minor Scale: 1 Position, Root 5 (Open)

A Pentatonic Minor Scale: 1 Position, Root 5 (Closed)

A Diatonic Minor Scale: 1 Position, Root 6

A Diatonic Minor Scale: 1 Position, Root 5 (Open)

A Diatonic Minor Scale: 1 Position, Root 5 (Closed)

G Diatonic Major Scale: 1 Position, Root 6

G Diatonic Major Scale: 1 Position, Root 5

A Better Understanding of the Fingerboard

Here’s a really important lesson for new bass players, on understanding the fingerboard of your instrument. We’ll cover tones and semitones from a bit of a different perspective than the Level 1 lesson, as well as some basic interval patterns, and how to quickly find your notes on the fingerboard. We’ll also look at accidentals, ie flats and sharps.

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