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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.

The Patterns System For The Bass

There are different ways of relating to your bass. It is very important to understand theory, and that is one way of relating to it; however another is to relate to it using patterns. Patterns are simple, and lock in perfectly with your theory.

Essentially, learning the patterns will get you going quickly, and then learning the theory will make you more versatile. The I IV V Perfect Harmony Box is a super important and useful one to know on the bass.

One of the most important things you really need to understand, regardless of how you approach the bass, is tones and semitones. Make sure you’re familiar with that lesson before diving into this one.