Playing for real this time

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Lunitac, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Lunitac


    Mar 28, 2014
    I have picked up my bass again after almost 12 years of not playing anything and I found myself playing the same songs that I memorized so long ago.... So this time I actually want to learn how to play... I was wondering what scales I should try to learn first.... Any help would be appreciated
  2. joelns


    Mar 10, 2014
    I'm going through that now. I'm working on scales (2 octave) while calling out all the notes so that I really learn the fretboard. Along with different patterns for the scales and chord arpeggios. I'm also doing chromatic exercises in order to rebuild finger strength and dexterity.
  3. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

    Why do we do scales? So our fingers learn where the notes are on our fretboard and how the good, and bad, notes sound. All kinds of ways to do this. I found the major scale box and the patterns within the box helped me pull all of this together. I've listed two videos by Scott Devine at the end. Ed Friedland's books have great value, any time spent with Scott or Ed will be time well spent.

    Hope the following is helpful:
    Have fun.
  4. Lunitac


    Mar 28, 2014
    Thanks so very much I think that will help alot
  5. Lunitac


    Mar 28, 2014
    One question.... What do the b's before the numbers mean
  6. Melodious_Thump


    Jun 26, 2011
    b = "flat" or "flatted"

    Flatted third, flatted fifth, etc.