Originally Posted by footprints89
Hey Everyone. I have been going at scale degrees for a while now. At first it seemed impossible to memorize, but it seems it's become more internalized. I've tried many methods: memorizing arpeggios, memorizing the fourths, splitting the scale in two parts, etc.
I was curious if anyone had an approach they felt strongly about, or just the way you learned. I'd like to try more paths to strengthen my knowledge! Do tell!
I don't know if you like jazz, but learning to play walking bass lines really helped me 'internalize'. Helped me learn how and when to play it pretty much on 'autopilot'.
In walking bass you are playing mixtures of scales and arpeggios over quickly moving chord progressions. Good place to start is getting a transcribed walking bass line to a song and studying it (small sections at a time). Even if you don't ever play in a jazz band, it'll reinforce what you've learned.
Is that what you were asking footprints89?