Bass Scales

Bass Scales

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Bass Scales are successions of notes with a relationship between them and it is necessary, for any instrument, to know and master them.

In ours concretely, they will allow us to create bass lines or to improvise in an efficient way.

We want to open this section to solve any doubt to the bass player, many times, we learn a scale without knowing what it is for or even do not know the name of the scale.

Do bass have scales ?

Yes !!  👏👏

In this section we will show all scales bass clef ✅ 

From a technical point of view, electric bass scales require practice with a metronome to open the hand little by little.

Well, in this web for the bass player we are going to take charge of putting all the possible scales that we can execute in the electric bass and you already know that by means of lessons of electric bass free besides, we will leave all the material here available so that this way it is more comfortable.

All pdf electric bass will be free ✅ and for the same scale will put 3 digits or more.

It should be borne in mind that some scales are called different shapes Types of scales for electric bass:


All bass guitar SCALES can be sorted by number of notes:

  • Pentatonic – 5 notes
  • Hexatonic – 6 notes
  • Heptatonic – 7 notes
  • Octatonic – 8 notes

Within this classification, in relation to its intervalic or the configuration of the distances between the notes, the scales can be :

In addition, within this we can find that within a given scale are created other variants that we call MODES:

  • Major Scale Modes – Also known as Greek Modes
  • Harmonic minor scale modes
  • Modes of the melodic minor scale
  • Harmonic Major scale modes

As you can see, the world of scales can go from the simplest to the most complex so in this website for the bass player we will explain one by one in detail.

The bass scales exercises will be distributed in different posts, one different for each scale.
So you can study everything carefully and easily find the content, also, everything will be linked to different sections such as arpeggios and bass chords.


Bass Scale Chart

Look at this bass guitar scale chart !

In it we wanted to summarize all the most relevant bass scales in music.
As you can see, all the scales are detailed with the intervals they contain and also with the number of notes they have, since the pentatonic ones have 5, others have 6, others 7 and some have up to 8 notes.

This is the most complete bass scale chart that exists. Enjoy !

Bass Scale Root 1 Note 2 Note 3 Note 4 Note 5 Note 6 Note 7 Note 8

Blues  Minor 

1 b3 4 b5 5 b7    

Blues  Major 

1 2 #2 3 5 6    

Ionian

1 2 3 4 5 6 7  

Dorian

1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7  

Phrygian

1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7  

Lydian

1 2 3 #4 5 6 7  

Mixolydian

1 2 3 4 5 6 b7  

Aeolian

1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7  

Locrian

1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7  

Diminished (H-W)

1 b2 b3 3 #4 5 6 b7

Diminished (W-H)

1 2 b3 4 b5 #5 6 7

Whole Tone

1 2 3 b5 b6 b7    

Melodic Minor

1 2 b3 4 5 6 7  

Phrygian 6

1 b2 b3 4 5 6 b7  

Lydian Aug

1 2 3 #4 #5 6 7  

Lydian b7

1 2 3 #4 5 6 b7  

Mixolydian b6

1 2 3 4 5 b6 b7  

Locrian 2

1 2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7  

Altered

1 b2 #2 3 b5 b6 b7  

Harmonic Minor

1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7  

Locrian 6

1 b2 b3 4 b5 6 b7  

Ionian Aug

1 2 3 4 #5 6 7  

Dorian #4

1 2 b3 #4 5 6 b7  

Phrygian Major (Mixolidian b9, b7)

1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7  

Lydian #9

1 b3 3 #4 5 6 7  

Altered bb7

1 b2 b3 3 b5 b6 6  

Pentatonic Major

1 2 3 5 6      

Pentatonic Minor

1 b3 4 5 b7      

Augmented

1 #2 3 5 b6 7    

Arabian

1 2 3 4 b5 b6 b7  

Balinese

1 b2 b3 5 b6      

Byzantine

1 b2 3 4 5 b6 7  

Chinese

1 3 #4 5 7      

Chinese Mongolian

1 2 3 5 6      

Double Harmonic

1 b2 3 4 5 b6 7  

Egyptian

1 2 4 5 b7      

Eight Tone Spanish

1 b2 #2 3 4 b5 b6 b7

Enigmatic

1 b2 3 b5 b6 b7 7  

Hindu

1 2 3 4 5 b6 b7  

Hirajoshi

1 2 b3 5 b6      

Hungarian Major

1 #2 3 #4 5 6 b7  

Hungarian Minor

1 2 b3 #4 5 b6 7  

Hungarian Gypsy

1 2 b3 #4 5 b6 7  

Ichikosucho

1 2 3 4 b5 5 6 7

Kumoi

1 2 b3 5 6      

Leading Whole Tone

1 2 3 b5 b6 b7 7  

Lydian Diminished

1 2 b3 #4 5 6 7  

Lydian Minor

1 2 3 #4 5 b6 b7  

Mohammedan

1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7  

Neopolitan

1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 7  

Neopolitan Major

1 b2 b3 4 5 6 7  

Neopolitan Minor

1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7  

Overtone

1 2 3 #4 5 6 b7  

Pelog

1 b2 b3 5 b6      

Persian

1 b2 3 4 b5 b6 7  

Prometheus

1 2 3 b5 6 b7    

Prometheus Neopolitan

1 b2 3 b5 6 b7    

Purvi Theta

1 b2 3 #4 5 b6 7  

Six Tone Symmetrical

1 b2 3 4 #5 6    

Todi Theta

1 b2 b3 #4 5 b6 7  

 

Look at this bass scale chart that is very complete, pay attention to the intervals to focus the right bass scale.

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How to practice Bass Guitar Scales

To practice the bass scales we must first have a good left hand technique and use the fingers well, each in its corresponding fret, this we are going to point out very well in the free bass pdfs.

We will mark with numbers the fingers so that there is no confusion and so you can practice any of these bass scale patterns

We have been designing for some time a wall scales bass chart that was clear enough to teach you in the most comfortable way all this knowledge.

That’s why we’ve decided to include the bass scales in tabs as well as the bass fingering.

Bass Guitar Scales for Beginners

Here we leave you these exercises of electric bass scales for beginners.

As there are different bass scales it is very easy to get lost in this world so let’s establish some guidelines to begin to dominate the bass keys and scales

If you are a novice on the bass you will probably have a 4-string electric bass, so let’s concentrate for now on exercises for a 4-string electric bass.

Don’t worry at the beginning if you don’t get a good sound, if you practice every day with these bass scale exercises you will notice a great advance with your instrument.

Anyone who wants to learn to play the bass should start with these basic scales, they are the easiest to play so we will use the easiest to touch fingerings that are upright bass scales.

The notes on the bass scales in A, D, E and G to begin with these exercises ⬇️

Easy bass Scales

How to play bass guitar scales for beginners ?……and not die in the attempt 😅 😅

Bassist ! study these bass guitar scales exercises carefully and remember that you must always practice with the metronome at 60-80 bpm 1/4 note and then go up in speed:

You can study the scale fingering 2 of the Major Pentatonic scale

You can study the scale fingering 1 of the Minor Pentatonic scale

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