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KILLER soloing lesson - with Scott Devine

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by devine, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. devine

    devine Supporting Member

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    Hey guys, just recorded a brand new video lesson for you!

    New video lesson >>> Grab your bass now!

    I really struggled with what to call this lesson... yes, it will improve you're soloing, but it will also enhance your fretboard knowledge, phrasing and a load of other stuff too.

    This is part 1 of a two part lesson. I'll be posting the part 2 next week so watch out for it!

    Over and out,

    Scott.

    New video lesson >>> Grab your bass now!
  2. Lobster11

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    This was one of those lessons that seemed to cover stuff I already knew well, and perhaps am even pretty good at -- but that then taught me something important by exposing a weakness I didn't realize I had.

    I was already hip to the three different fingering patterns for the major scale, use them all comfortably (though I certainly need to work more on the one I find more difficult than the others), and understand why it/they are important. Check. I already spend a lot of my practice time noodling around with scales in different positions, experimenting with little melodies and groove snippets. Check. So when I got to the part about connecting the different fingerings -- say, going up one way and down another -- I figured it would be a piece of cake. I already know them all, so how hard could this be?

    Well, I found out on my very first attempt. I started with my middle finger on C at the 3rd fret of the A string, went up the scale to the octave on the 5th fret of the G string, and.... discovered that I was stuck. I realized immediately what the problem was: I knew all three fingerings well going up, but only knew one of them well going down. And in this case, the only way I knew back down was the one I had just gone up -- thus my embarrassing state of stuckageness. And then it occurred to me that what I've always done when I wanted to go down a major scale has been to shift in such a way as to get my pinky on the root, so I could go down the one way I was comfortable with.

    I guess I know what I'll be working on this week....

    Thanks again, Scott!
  3. DSims63

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    Great stuff! Can't wait to try it,
  4. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

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    Cool! Thanks for sharing, Scott!
    Best Regards!
  5. devine

    devine Supporting Member

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    Ah thanks for checking the lesson out guys! Great to hear you're enjoying them!

    Love your stuff too Roy!

    Have an AWESOME Christmas!... in the shed ;)

    Scott ;)

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