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The Bass Player's Guide to Scales & Modes

Stuart Clayton

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iPad. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


The Bass Player's Guide to Scales & Modes is a complete reference manual for bassists of all levels. These essential musical concepts are demonstrated in a highly practical manner which will enable the reader to master them all over the fretboard. The application of each scale or mode is demonstrated through a series of 'real world' bass grooves which highlight the individual nuances of each one. Over the course of 28 chapters, all of the most commonly used scales and modes are covered, including the major scales, the natural, harmonic and melodic minor scales, the pentatonics, diminished and whole tone scales, and the modes. Audio files for the exercises are included in the book, and are also available to download for FREE from the publisher's website. 


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Customer Reviews

Excellent training tool

This really is value for money! It's nicely presented and the layout is good.
I played back in the 90's, not really paying attention to scales. After picking up the bass again recently I wanted to learn properly.
This really opens up your playing style and the instruction is done in such a way that allows you to retain things better.
With MP3 tracks, and backing tracks included it's certainly worth a look.

Overall I am very happy with this.

The Bass Player's Guide to Scales & Modes
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  • £9.99
  • Available on iPad and Mac.
  • Category: Music
  • Published: 07 March 2011
  • Publisher: Bassline Publishing
  • Print Length: 143 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5.0 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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