Big Tip For Memorizing Chord Tone Patterns

2017-11-06T16:14:23+00:00September 18th, 2015|Categories: Bass Scales & Arpeggios|9 Comments

This lesson deals with memorizing fretboard patterns such as arpeggios and scales by creating and playing distinctive basslines and riffs.

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  1. Shane Styles September 19, 2015 at 1:47 am - Reply

    Love this lesson.. It’s so sweet to see the combination of theory and its aplication in a real world application come together in one lesson… Makes all the hard work (theory) seem more purposeful… Thanks mark awesome.

  2. Steven September 19, 2015 at 2:49 am - Reply

    Awesome lesson . . . incredibly useful for really knowing the geography of the fret-board!

  3. Frank September 19, 2015 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Great lesson. Very practical application of a dry topic.

  4. Ottobass September 20, 2015 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Great Lesson Mark. I am looking forward to a similar lesson that incorporates 2 octaves so that we can learn how to travel up and down the neck. Also, like the new bass. I checked my crayon collection and I think the color is called cornflower? What do the lights on the pickups do?

    • MarkJSmith September 21, 2015 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks a lot. The lights on the pickups tell you the coil setting in use. Red = Split Coil, Green = Single Coil, Blue = Dual Coil Humbucker. A little switch toggles between them. Amazing pickups. They are called Super Quads and are created by Martin Sims at the Sims Custom Shop in Kent, UK.

  5. Joe Romano September 22, 2015 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Mark makes it easy to learn I enjoy talking Bass Thank You Mark

  6. Harrison Picot September 25, 2015 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Great lesson, and one of my favorite jam tracks. I know, too simple for most, but great for me, I don’t have to wonder when then chord changes; not too busy. I look forward to the arpeggios down, as you mentioned. Good advice on practice also.

  7. Arash December 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Great ! Thank You !

  8. Mohamed Sarhan February 23, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Hi Mark, I’m Mohamed from Egypt. Incredible lesson. Thank you very much I am now able to play each chord with 3 different fingering patterns and it would be of great help specially that I want to learn to play walking bass. I will move on and purchase the intermediate course. I would be thankful if you have a course specially designed for walking bass enthusiasts.

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