Modes of the Major Scale For Bass Guitar: Part 1

This is the first of two lessons covering the popular topic of Modes. PDF of lesson material available here:
Part 2 of the lesson coming next.

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  1. Gaurav Kumar Das

    Very useful….

  2. Great lesson and that tone, sounds great, what kind of amp are you using?

  3. Thank you Mark.

  4. Иван Локтаев

    Hi Mark, I know it has been a while since the release of this video but I struggle for some clearance. You once said that the scale can be simplistically described as a pattern of available notes to use. So the example with the question: Let's say i'm in C Major making a riff. It is all fine but seem to be a little odd sounding although i is using only notes from C Major. How can i make sure that this riff is in C Major not in .let's say, D Dorian. Is it somehow related to the topic of the tension and release? As the root is the home and safe spot. Or we should always start a riff in C major from C note and riffs in D Dorian from D. I seem be fine with the concept of modes in general but this particular aspect just drives me nuts. Thanks for the lesson and your help in advance

  5. Elliott Taylor

    Best damn modal tuition video I have ever seen. Subscribed!

  6. This is the most complete presentation of "The Modes" that I have found on YouTube. This guy can play Anything and Teach It as well…Well Done!

  7. Wonderful lesson, thank you for posting!!!

  8. Sir u r a perfect teacher

  9. thanks to you i get used to play modes and scales

  10. Another great lesson.  Thanks Mark

  11. wow even a monkey can learn to play bass with the way  you teach these lessons so easy to understand and never overwhleming! i have been trying to get my head around modes and finally i did thank you!

  12. you managed to explain this better than my university prof

  13. sourcegamer101

    i really like how c locrian sounds for some reason

  14. Castelo Branco

    You're the best bass teacher, Mark! 

  15. The clarity of your instruction is a breath of fresh air. Thank you for your generosity and contribution to making the world a better place.

  16. Lorenzo Metilli

    What's the name of the app you mentioned in the video? Thanks a lot and keep it rocking, this channel is awesome! 

  17. Hello,

    These are great lessons you are doing, especially on explaining the modes, but I was wondering if you could help me understand it better?
    You mentioned in your video that the when you go to the second mode, you start on a different note which is D and this starting on different notes for each mode applies to all seven modes, like starting on E for the third mode etc…

    After you explain that, you say that you can play all the seven modes starting in the same note of C, which to me says that there are two different ways of playing these modes?

    I think this is where all the confusion lies, when it comes time to explain the modes.
    I would love it if you could let me know where I am going wrong in my understanding.

    Thank you.

  18. question can you also learn it by using numbers like 1-7?

  19. Thanks for clearing it up.

  20. what strings do you use? 

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