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a couple of questions

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by Truth2BeLies, Dec 3, 2001.


  1. Truth2BeLies

    Truth2BeLies

    Mar 18, 2000
    Rochester,NY
    Ok I have a couple questions

    1. when reading music how do you know what string to play on and where to go on the fretboard ?

    2. I have this book called Mel Bay's Complete Book Of Bass Essentials , in this it shows :

    For 5-string Basses Only
    C Major Positions

    #1 THE TONIC BEING ON THE A STRING

    -1st Position : C Ionian and B Locrian going down to G Mixolydian and D Dorian.
    -2nd Position : D Dorian going down to A Aeolian, E Phrygian and F Lydian.
    -3rd Position : E Phrygian and F Lydian going down to B Locrian, C Ionian and G Mixolydian.
    -4th Position : G Mixolydian going down to D Dorian and A Aeolian.
    -5th Postion : A Aeolian going down to E Phrygian, F Lydian, B Locrian and C Ionian.

    What exactly does that all mean ?:confused: :confused:

    that should do it for now but I have a lot more questions. thanks.
     
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Hope this helps

    Mike
     
  3. Truth2BeLies

    Truth2BeLies

    Mar 18, 2000
    Rochester,NY
    thanks for the help mike !:cool: