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The Bass Player’s Guide to Scales & Modes: Mastering the Fretboard

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The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Scales & Modes: Mastering the Fretboard + Audio Files

The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Scales & Modes: Mastering the Fretboard + Audio Files

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The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Scales & Modes

The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Scales & Modes is a complete reference manual featuring all of the scales, modes and arpeggios used by the modern bass guitarist.

Don’t Just Learn Scales – USE Them! The construction of each scale and mode is covered in detail and the reader is encouraged to learn the content of the scale rather than the prescribed fretboard patterns found in other books. ‘Real world’ bass grooves clearly demonstrate the sound and use of each scale. This book is for bass players of all levels.

The book contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1 – The C Major Scale
  • Chapter 2 – The Two Octave C Major Scale
  • Chapter 3 – The A Natural Minor Scale
  • Chapter 4 – The Two Octave A Natural Minor Scale
  • Chapter 5 – The Circle of Fifths
  • Chapter 6 – Learning More Keys
  • Chapter 7 – Further Exercises
  • Chapter 8 – Arpeggios of the Major Scale (Part 1)
  • Chapter 9 – Arpeggios of the Major Scale (Part 2)
  • Chapter 10 – The Major Pentatonic Scale
  • Chapter 11 – The Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • Chapter 12 – The Blues Scale
  • Chapter 13 – Further Exercises
  • Chapter 14 – The Dorian Mode
  • Chapter 15 – The Phrygian Mode
  • Chapter 16 – The Lydian Mode
  • Chapter 17 – The Mixolydian Mode
  • Chapter 18 – The Aeolian Mode
  • Chapter 19 – The Locrian Mode
  • Chapter 20 – The Harmonic Minor Scale
  • Chapter 21 – Arpeggios of the Harmonic Minor Scale
  • Chapter 22 – Modes of the Harmonic Minor Scale
  • Chapter 23 – The Melodic Minor Scale
  • Chapter 24 – Arpeggios of the Melodic Minor Scale
  • Chapter 25 – Modes of the Melodic Minor Scale
  • Chapter 26 – The Diminished Scales (Part 1)
  • Chapter 27 – The Diminished Scales (Part 2)
  • Chapter 28 – The Whole Tone Scale

Audio Files
There are over 140 exercises in The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Scales & Modes, and you can download the audio files free of charge from the publisher’s website. Each exercise is available in two formats: WITH bass (so you can hear EXACTLY how it should sound), and WITHOUT bass, so you have a backing track to play along with.

The Bass Guitarist’s Guide to Scales & Modes: Mastering the Fretboard available at Amazon.com

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