Scale practice

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Three types of position maps are prepared for each scale.First, remember all the basics of the C Ionian scale fingering.Practice each scale until you can play two octaves smoothly.When actually using the scale, the bass line or solo starts at any pitch of its constituent notes. If you remember two octaves, you can handle any pitch you start with.

XNUMX types of position map

First low position + XNUMX string practice positionplease do.The low position has the advantage of being able to use open strings and the disadvantage of not being able to take similar figures due to nut restrictions.By using the low position, you can bring out the rich sound of the bass, which is the characteristic of an electric bass.

There are two types of position maps using the high position sideI have.One is the fingering that starts with the index finger XNUMX, and the other is the fingering that starts with the other fingers (XNUMX or XNUMX or XNUMX).

All phrases using only scale constituent sounds can be covered with these three types of position maps...In the actual bass line and solo, I play while switching between these three positions.You can practice switching positions with the scale flag men prepared as an application.

In each position mapThe main fingering route is yellow, blue, greenIt is shown by.Gray is an optional fingering routeis.In the actual music performance, all fingering routes including the gray part are switched and used.

Scale priority

The first key to practice is C majoris.Through this practiceThe image of the white and black keys of the piano is firmly printed on the fingerboard..

It is the first mode in each keyPractice the Ionian scale firstTo do.Next, practice the diatonic scale, dominant minor scale, and alternate tension type dominant scale.

Tempo 250bpm

Be careful not to collapse the left hand form at a slow tempo at firstRemember the feeling of fingering and position shift.Once you get used to it, raise the tempo at once and practice.Eventually 250bpmLet's play smoothly with.Until you canRepeated practiceIt is important to do.

Play / listen / image

In scale practice, let's not only learn the position movement and fingering of the left hand, but also pay attention to the sound of the scale.The image of the tune changes depending on the strength of the playing position of the right hand.The scale I playedIf you can hear it as a tune according to a comfortable image, you will be able to learn it..

To scale practice

Experience the three principles of left hand position and fingering using the actual scale.


First of all, the master of C major!I'm excited.


Let's start the electric bass trip.

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