Scales and Modes, Making up Basslines that 'fit'

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by LoreBard, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. LoreBard


    Sep 2, 2002
    First of all, what is the difference between scales and modes? Aren't both used for making up lines?
    Also, which modes best suit each style of music?

    If I am making up a Jazz line, is there any note within the scale I shouldn't use for a passing tone?
  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Yeah - any one that doesn't fit! ;)