Theory Lesson

Explain an aspect of music theory as it applies to bass playing.
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A Major Scale / F# Minor Scale

Abstract:
Neck charts for the A Major Scale (a.k.a. "Ionian mode") and the F# Minor Scale (a.k.a. "Aeolian Mode").

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D Major Scale / B Minor Scale

Abstract:
Neck charts for the D Major Scale (a.k.a. "Ionian mode") and the B Minor Scale (a.k.a. "Aeolian Mode").

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G Major Scale / E Minor Scale

Abstract:
Neck charts for the G Major Scale (a.k.a. "Ionian mode") and the E Minor Scale (a.k.a. "Aeolian Mode").

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C Major Scale / A Minor Scale

Abstract:
Neck charts for the C Major Scale (a.k.a. "Ionian mode") and the A Minor Scale (a.k.a. "Aeolian Mode").

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Triads

Abstract:
A look at major and minor triads. It is good to memorize these and keep them for "go to" licks just in case you have to improvise.
Keep in mind that these patterns are pretty much universal. They can be moved around from position to position.
Remember also that a triad is three notes that make up a chord. Usually, a triad is made up of the first, third, and fifth tone of the scale.

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