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bass playing help needed

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by dreads, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. dreads


    Apr 23, 2009
    ello have just started to play bass am into funk metal Reggae punk ect what sort of stuff should i learn as in theory scalles ect ?
  2. DudeistMonk


    Apr 13, 2008
    Newark, NJ
    The answer is really "As much as you can, it can never hurt."

    I would start with the pentatonic scales, and the blues scale...These will prove really handy for funk (as well as a lot of other stuff).

    Work on improvising with them, pentatonic minor is awesome for Funk, play lots of octaves and 5ths and 7ths

    If you don't know what I mean by that then go here


    and start reading.

    You need to have a basic understanding of how bass works with chords...Study Bass will teach you that.

    You should eventually know how to play a whole slew of arpeggios (broken apart chords) as well as The major and minor scales, modes, blues scale, pentatonic scales.......reading music.....
  3. dreads


    Apr 23, 2009
    cool had loads of ppl telling me diffrent things thnx

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