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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by ToStogyDX, Jul 24, 2001.
Hmm I bought myself a scales book. Which ones do you suggest I start out with? Thanks
Well, in most 'civilized' parts of the world, one starts at the beginning of a book and works his way toward the end. Just a thought though.
Start with the Major scale and then learn all 12 keys.
And learn how chords are related to scales and vice versa.
Bass lines rarely consist of linear scale parts, but usually outline chord changes, e.g. walking bass. You need to know how chord changes are build, e.g. II-V-I and how play over them.
The major and minor pentatonic scales are also good scales to become familiar with.
I would like to learn that, too. Do you know some good (internet) ressources that cover stuff like that? I have found a lot of bass-instruction sites, partly through advice by other talkbass members, but they all concentrate on stuff like listing all kinds of scales and showing playing excercises. I still could not figure out what scales are for, why they are the way they are and how they are related to chords.