Bass Guitar Scales Encyclopedia: Fast Reference for the Scales You Need in Every Key


Bass Guitar Scales Encyclopedia is a comprehensive guide, providing a deep dive into scales – the fundamental building blocks of music. This resource will not only enhance your understanding of scales but will also ensure you never struggle to recall complex scales. The book features several fingering variations for each scale, and offers the possibility to venture into new sonic territories with confidence. From modes of major scales, types of minor scales, to whole-tone and diminished scales, it covers it all. The material is thoughtfully organized by key and scale type for easy reference. Learn to spell scales, understand their derivation and unlock new melodies. This indispensable reference book with 182 pages is perfect for mastering your scales on the bass guitar.

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Easily access the scales you need. Scales, modes, pentatonics, and more. Never again struggle to find the scale you need.

Bass Guitar Scales Encyclopedia will expand your knowledge of scales and keep those hard-to-remember scales within easy reach. With this book, you don’t have to keep all that information in your head – simply keep Bass Guitar Scales Encyclopedia on your music stand!

For each scale, the book provides several fingering variations. Looking for a fingering challenge? Try a half/whole-diminished scale starting with your fourth finger! Need a C Sharp Minor Pentatonic? You’ll find it in here.

Scales are much more than just mundane exercises. They form the basis for all solos, chords, and melodies. In fact, no song could exist without them! Mastering scales is a fundamental step in every bassist’s development – it’s more than just music theory.

Do you find it impossible to keep all those scales in your head? Looking for confidence when experimenting with new sonic palettes?

Break out of old routines and explore entirely new melodic and harmonic palettes. Make solos truly exciting. Look at scales in a completely new way, with limitless creative possibilities. With your new scalar knowledge, you can confidently explore new musical territory!

Organized by Key and Scale Type, you can quickly find the information you need. Chapters are organized by the scale root, followed by the scale flavor: Major, Minor, Dominant, Augmented, Diminished, and more.

Scales are the backbone of music. They open the door to new melodies and make soloing exciting.

In Bass Guitar Scales Encyclopedia, you will find:

  • Modes of major scales
  • Many types of minor scales
  • Scales not derivative of the major scale
  • How to Spell Scales
  • Whole Tone scales
  • Diminished scales and more

Complete Chapter Listing:

  • Spelling Scales
  • Scales with Root A
  • Scales with Root A Sharp/B Flat
  • Scales with Root B
  • Scales with Root C
  • Scales with Root C Sharp/D Flat
  • Scales with Root D
  • Scales with Root D Sharp/E Flat
  • Scales with Root E
  • Scales with Root F
  • Scales with Root F Sharp/G Flat
  • Scales with Root G
  • Scales with Root G Sharp/A Flat
  • Chromatic Scales

A must-have reference guide to bass scales. All of the scales you use, all in one place.

Take this important step to real music mastery. Scales are the fundamental building blocks of nearly all music. Don’t be left without this important aspect of music theory. The Universe of Scales awaits!

182 pages, 8 ½” by 11” paperback, glossy cover,

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Dimensions 8.5 × 11 in
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Bass Guitar