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Scale question

Discussion in 'Ask Todd Johnson [Archived]' started by funkybass, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. funkybass


    Oct 19, 2006
    Hi Todd. Love your books. I was wondering which scales do you think bass players should know?
  2. Todd Johnson

    Todd Johnson

    Sep 27, 2005
    Anthem, AZ
    For sure you need to know Major, Minor (aeolian) and Dominant (mixolydian).

    They're the "Big 3" IMHO......

    Then the Blues Scale/Major/Minor Pentatonics

    Then Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor and Diminished.

    That ought to do it......

    Remember that scales are simply "alphabets".....The main thing is to learn BASS LINES and MELODIES!!

    Have fun!!!
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