How to practice scales

Scott Devine

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FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites Do you know your major scales? This is a question i was asked by one of my past tutors. I obviously said yes... and i really believed i did. He then preceded to give me some major scale exercises that i'm afraid proved me otherwise! Knowing your major scales in every part of the bass neck in all positions is invaluable and should be practiced daily. The exercises i have given you in the following tutorials will really open up the geometry of the bass neck and if practiced alongside the arpeggio exercises you will truly start to 'see' the available harmony for any chord sequence all over the bass. By practicing each different fingering of the major scale and then incorporating the continuous scale exercises you will also be practicing them modally as well. Take your time and be patient, the continuous scale exercises are tough to start with! Remember, becoming a great musician is a lifetimes worth of study... so enjoy the ride! Happy shedding, S. Part 1 Part 2

sergejev said,


April 7, 2011 @ 10:53 am

Gracias


Johncuda said,


February 19, 2011 @ 8:40 pm

Just so I understand this, a major scale is the same pattern, no matter what note it is in? And if this if true, does that go for any scale? I just started so please excuse my ignorance!

Very Respectably
John Young


scott devine said,


January 26, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

The gloves are black silk motor bike glove liners. At the moment though i’m using thin woolen ones that are working great.

Easy,

Scott.


dotneck said,


January 23, 2011 @ 3:25 pm

Scott! Hey, what kind of gloves are those? I frequently play outdoor gigs at night and I have poor circulation in my hands. Typically I’ll use cheap gardener gloves and just cut the fingers out, giving me that Fagin look.

Where’d you get them fine looking gloves?


ChimpSoprano said,


January 22, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

Great tutorial…approaching major scales like this really helps!


billen said,


January 20, 2011 @ 8:32 am

next time use a maple fingerboard when using black gloves!


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