I need someone to explain scale modes to me

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by ahhelpme, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. ahhelpme


    Aug 26, 2004
    Ive only had three half hour bass lessons in my whole time of playing bass ( almost a year) and I was taught fretboard notation and technique. I know the basic ionian scale, the lydian scale and thats about it. I would like to know all the different scales and modes they are played in, but I quite frankly find most of the stuff on the internet confusing. If an experienced player could take a little time out to explain these to me, I would greatly greatly appreciate it, as I really want to learn all of this stuff but just need to be shown this.
    Thanks guys!
  2. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Try a search first, or visit the sticky instruction threads above. This has been talked about a lot. Then ask about anything specific you can't find or don't understand.;)
  3. Zebra


    Jun 26, 2005
    I find it rather unusual that you're learning the modes first. Learn the Major and Minor scale patterns first, then start going over the modes. Modes are just the major scale, only starting on a different note in the scale.
  4. ahhelpme


    Aug 26, 2004
    what are the major and minor scale patterns? like the notes for them?
  5. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ