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Diatonic Major and Minor Scales for Electric Bass

Electric bass
Edited by Damon Mazzocco. Instructional and Scales. Instructional book. 12 pages. Published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz (JA.DMMB).

Item Number: JA.DMMB

ISBN 978-1-56224-267-1.

The Late guitarist Adres Segovia put the practice of scales into perspective: "The student who wishes to acquire a firm technique ..... should never neglect the patient study of scales. Many hours of frequently futile exercises can be condensed into one hour of scales."Although the study of scales is one important element of becoming a great bassist, mastering scales is the primary means to developing new and creative bass playing. The importance of this book can not be overstated.These major and minor scales make frequent use of the shift finger for easy and rapid changes. They also utilize the notes of the upper register to enable each student to learn the entire fretboard. These scales develop the full use of the thumb and three fingers of the right hand. With this fingerstyle approach, you will acquire a more proficient and versatile technique. This book also includes the complete Etude Number 1 in C Major by the great guitarist Matteo Carcassi, which develops the p-i-m-a technique faster and more efficiently than other exercises. Remarkable and easily playable, this classic gem utilizes the scale techniques learned in this book and is suitable for solo performance.

  • Etude No. 1 in C Major  Composed by Matteo Carcassi
  • C Major Scale 
  • A Minor Scale 
  • G Major Scale 
  • E Minor Scale 
  • D major scale 
  • B minor scale 
  • A major scale 
  • F# minor scale 
  • E major scale 
  • C# minor scale 
  • B major scale 
  • G# minor scale 
  • F# major scale 
  • D# minor scale 
  • Db major scale 
  • Bb minor scale 
  • Ab major scale 
  • F minor scale 
  • Eb major scale 
  • C minor scale 
  • Bb major scale 
  • G minor scale 
  • F Major Scale 
  • D Minor Scale 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Frank Lundini
    New York City
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  • 2007-03-27 00:00:00.0 On Target

    Fewer choices means a greater likelyhood of results- Period! The most responsibly written scale instruction book on the market today.

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  • 5

    Steven Williams
    Manchester, NH
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  • 2007-03-24 00:00:00.0 Problem Solved!

    I,ve heard it said that the practice of scales solves all technical problems. Well-THEY'RE RIGHT! This book more than all others that I,ve seen or read,solved the right hand problems I was having. I've looked everywhere for something this solid and easy but couldn...

    't find it. THANKS SHEET MUSIC PLUS!

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  • 5

    St. Petersberg , Florida
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  • 2007-03-20 00:00:00.0 It's about time!

    I've seen as much true garbage out there as anyone. This is just terrific. It is concise, easy to understand and destined to become the "bible" of modern guitar scales.

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