Modes Of The Major Scale Part 2 – Deeper Into The Modes

2019-01-12T12:54:12+00:00April 26th, 2014|Categories: Bass Scales & Arpeggios, Music Theory For Bass Guitar|10 Comments

This is the second of two lessons on Modes of the major scale and I’ll be covering walking basslines, extended scale patterns over the fingerboard, chords within a mode and quartal harmony.

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  1. John Ross April 27, 2014 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    These lessons on modes are great.
    Is there an opportunity to purchase these video lessons?

    • admin April 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm - Reply

      I’ve been toying with that idea but always been put off by the fact that they can be seen for free on Youtube. But I’ve been having a bit of interest in this so I might put some of the series up for dale on DVD or as a download complete with documentation.

  2. Bjorn July 30, 2014 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Yes, do that, Mark! I was thinking of downloading all the videos from YouTube, but decided against it for several reasons. A DVD-box would be perfect – with a nice print edition of the supplements. Also, this would be a great opportunity for us fans of your work to give something back (money) for your effort.

  3. Jim September 8, 2014 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Great lessons on the Modes Mark.

    It would be great if you did a structured on line Course of Bass lessons as I would be one of the first to sign up.

    There are others out there charging money for bass lessons and they don’t have even a fraction of your knowledge or capable of

    delivering a lesson that students can understand.

    Like Bjorn stated in his post it would be a great opportunity for us to give you something back for all your time and effort.

  4. Stephan October 22, 2014 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Great lesson as usual….although I’ll probably need to watch it a dozen times to taken in all the information. Anyway…tons of thanks for spreading your knowledge ( which to me seems without boundaries). Having said that…I wholeheartedly support Bjorns idea 🙂

  5. Rains Sun May 21, 2015 at 1:35 am - Reply

    Amazing! As I was watching this I had that Ah hah! moment. This is my second time passing thru the Theory section. According to the board of education, it takes a teacher to say it 7 times before it gets through to students. Since I have my interest on learning, I think 3 times is enough, counting from my 1st time with previous teachers. I will come back if I start to forget.

    Mark if you can’t teach anyone anything, it’s not your fault. There is such a thing as good teachers and bad teachers. I wonder how much effort was put into making each lesson. So smooth and thorough. For this I salute you.

  6. July 28, 2017 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks, great stuff.

  7. Ed Reliford July 31, 2017 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    You really know your s*^t man. I love this, thank you so much.

  8. Stephen October 17, 2018 at 6:04 am - Reply

    Are you saying I can play a line using C Dorian over a Bbm7 vamp…or would it still need to be over a C just using the C Dorian notes??

  9. Ari Cheshire January 9, 2019 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Is part 1 of this the Intervals videos?

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