It can be confusing knowing how to approach learning scales or indeed what they actually are used for. This video lesson shows you probably the most common scales used in bass playing: the major and natural minor scales and their pentatonic versions. You can make an incredible amount of music just by knowing this small selection!
One Octave Major Scale
One Octave C Major Pentatonic
One Octave A Natural Minor Scale
One Octave A Minor Pentatonic Scale
Memorise these shapes and start using them straight away. Use them to strengthen your speed, stamina, strength and general technique. Then come up with bass lines using them. If you want the shapes in a handy PDF, fill in the form below.