Hi all! I've started to go through Ed Friedland's Bass Method 2nd book. There's a chapter "The Box Shape". It says that "the box shape is a common four-note pattern found in all styles of bass playing". "C" Box (for example) layout is: --1-4--- ----4--- --1----- -------- And includes notes C-G-Bb-C As is seen it includes 7th step of C minor scale sequence, Bb. Question - what's that box pattern about? It includes Bb, which exist in C Minor Scale, but not in C Major Scale. So, this pattern seem to be useful when playing minor chords, no? But if so, what "common four-note pattern found in all styles of bass playing" is all about? Or am I missing something and this pattern is really useful NOT for minor only? Thanks!