The Most Important Scale You’ll Ever Learn /// Scott’s Bass Lessons

The Most Important Scale You'll Ever Learn /// Scott's Bass Lessons

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The modes can be soooooo confusing!…

What are they actually used for?

Which one should I learn first?

How can I actually use them to create bass lines, grooves and solos?

All of these questions are extremely common… so if they resonate with you – don’t worry, you are not alone!

In this lesson I’m going to show you a great way to learn the ionian mode (major scale) – which is by far the most important scale you’ll ever learn, as all of the other diatonic modes are related to this one scale.

I’m going to show you how it relates to major chord types, and three finger patterns that will help you master this scale over the entire fretboard.

Ready?!… ok…

As always, see you in the shed…

Scott 🙂

PS. If you enjoy this lesson and really want to become a “scales/arpeggios ninja” on the bass you should check out our 10+ hour course, “Harmonic Layering – A Comprehensive Guide To Chord Tones, Arpeggios & Scales”.

Within the new course I cover arpeggios, chord tones, scales, pentatonic scales, the modes, uses of more exotic scales, but most importantly – I show you how to use all of these elements to create awesome bass lines, grooves and solos.

​In other words – I not only show you everything I know, I also show you how to actually use this information in real life situations!


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  1. Do You live in Bradford or maybe Carverley which is as nearto Bradford as you might want to be?

  2. What's up with all the talking? I lost interest.SMH

  3. Thijs van Gisbergen

    need to come up with some slick basslines in G.. so I thought lets watch another video of Scott and see or we get some good inspiration to get on our way 😉

  4. This guy looks like the Split movie guy

  5. До ре ми фа соль ля си до!!! По нашему))))

  6. How about a lesson on the Phrygian scale?

  7. Do Te La So Fa Me Ra Do

  8. Please go slower and put up what frets youre using for people who have never played this scale before

  9. AbdRahman Abdullah

    How play fish scales?

  10. When is he going to learn to speak?

  11. Can you add tabs on screen so beginners can follow easily

  12. Excellent. CIrcle of 5ths now makes sense. Thank you

  13. Awesome!

  14. Đô, Rê, Mi , Fa, sol, La, si, Đô.it's like of Vietnames language kkk lol..

  15. Were can i find the backing track ??

  16. 5:26 makes me think in demogorgons :v

  17. Do you have a patron page?

  18. I cut off my fourth finger, guess I gotta hang it up, NOT !

  19. Great lesson! Thank you! However, please observe to not wear a dark colored against a dark colored fret board when teaching, as visual focus is vital, and contrast among moving parts helps a lot. Thanks.

  20. ok, the arpegio position, whats it made form? 1st 3rd fifth? How many notes are in it and what is the significance of it?

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