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Intervals and the Major Scale

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by markjsmithbass, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. markjsmithbass

    markjsmithbass Supporting Member

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    I've noticed that there's a lack of music theory videos specifically aimed at bass so I'm going to publish a series of them covering the basics through to relatively advanced functional harmony

    The first one's here : http://www.talkingbass.net/music-theory-for-bass-intervals-the-major-scale-part-1/

    It's basically a re-filming of one I did last year but with a few additions and better production values. Bear in mind it does discuss the very basics so if you're looking for advanced theory, that'll be coming later.
    If anyone has any criticisms or requests for new ones just let me know.


    Cheers
    Mark
  2. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

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    + 100. Well done. Comments; the PDF link is a great plus. I would have liked to have seen a split screen of the major scale pattern itself. Especially in the Intervals as separate patterns section.

    This interval as a separate pattern is normally skipped over and became an important element of your video.

    Well produced. Look forward to others.
  3. Whousedtoplay

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    Thank you, Mark for a wonderful idea.
    Just a thought.
    Would it be a good idea to show all those sharp or flat symbols in the key signature?
  4. SolarMan

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    Great Job. Looking forward to more!
  5. SidMau

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    Although most music education books keep the key sig all natural, I like this idea as it better prepares (I think) people for having to keep the key signature in mind when reading
  6. markjsmithbass

    markjsmithbass Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys.

    Regarding the accidentals on the scales, I wasn't even going to write those scales out because I thought the movable pattern principle kind of spoke for itself but then I didn't want to take anything for granted so put them in. Unfortunately, I'd kind of improvised the scales I used as examples and just played them without thinking so G# and C# appeared as 'accidental' based tonics after I'd just played G and C. If I'd given any thought to it at all, I'd have used Ab and Db but I didn't want to record the video sections again. So stupid amounts of sharps and double sharps were forced upon me!

    When I wrote them out I thought about just using key signatures partly for ease of writing but in the end I realised I'd not touched on key signatures so I figured I'd be making more assumptions about the ability or knowledge of the reader/viewer. Now you've mentioned it I'm wondering if I should have mentioned key signatures in the lesson but it was already getting too long. Maybe the next lesson.

    Cheers
    Mark
  7. Already In Use

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    Nicely presented! Good lessons.
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    THANK YOU!!! A million times over!

    Picked up my brother's old bass guitar a little over a week ago, but I was having such a hard time finding any tools/lessons that did NOT have tabs. I've always read sheet music, refuse to learn with tabs, and sir, your scale reference manual is a life-saver! I'll also be checking your videos to help me get started!
  9. db4124

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    These are great. Keep them coming. :)

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