Learn to play any scale over the complete fretboard using this comprehensive bass guitar tuition app.
24 exclusive lessons - Complete series of bass guitar lessons from Mark J Smith (creator of Talkingbass.net) covering everything from basic scale construction to improvisation practice. Includes a dedicated approach to complete fretboard scale coverage using the Extended Tri Shape System, a simple and logical method for opening up the bass neck.
Scale Encylopedia - A huge database of scales presented on the Scale Generator along with scale details, note names, fingerings and intervallic constructions. Play along with any scale pattern using the scale player at your own tempo and rhythmic subdivision. A comprehensive range of scale fingerings and shapes are provided from basic one and two octave patterns through to the extended tri shape fingerings. Scales include all Major and Minor Modes, Pentatonic scales, Whole Tone and Diminished Scales alongside more exotic offerings such as the Neapolitan Minor and Double Harmonic scales.
Practice Tracks - Improvise over an infinitely looping backing track using any of the 8 common seventh chords from any root note. A list of scales are provided with each chord to ensure correct application in practice.
This update keeps the app compatible with the latest version of iOS.
Ratings and Reviews
I used to think scales were BORING! But lack of facility with scales and arpeggios was holding me back in my bass playing. Mark’s website (Talking Bass) and the videos in this app are great for learning scales. The Practice Room section is great for practicing the scales. And the Encyclopedia section is great for reminding yourself what the different scales look like if you have forgotten. Hearing it and visualizing it at the same time on the fretboard is great. If you have decided it is worthwhile to learn scales, then this is a great app to do it with.
Great resource for a budding bassist
Mark's website, TalkingBass has been an invaluable part of my practice routine. This app is a great extension to the online content and a great standalone resource for mastering the bass and developing good practice routines. The videos, scale encyclopedia, scale generator and practice tracks will become practice staples for me. Well worth the price.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.