Music Theory For Bass Guitar – Scale Degrees

2017-10-26T14:33:29+00:00December 11th, 2013|7 Comments

You might have heard the terms Tonic or Dominant used in describing certain scale degrees but did you know there are more of them? This lesson discusses the names of scales degree and why they are useful to know in a practical sense.

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7 Comments

  1. Brian July 26, 2014 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Can’t thank you enough for the theory lessons. I grew up playing piano. At the age of 22 my right hand was paralyzed. I completely quit playing music. I just started playing bass and your videos are bringing back info that I hadn’t used in 20 years! Thanks again man! You.re giving me things to aim for so my practice time is productive.

  2. trevor french August 25, 2015 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    supertonic is a good nane for a band or hair oil!

  3. trevor french August 25, 2015 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    name for a band not nane ….

  4. Tom Coe September 23, 2015 at 4:24 am - Reply

    The intervals lessons were excellent, thanks Mark. Your hard work is much appreciated and things are starting to make sense! 🙂

  5. Grant Pureveen December 10, 2016 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Hi Mark , I have just recently subscribed and loving your lesson . You are a great teacher and i am learning alot . Thank you for your amazing website

  6. Pete Stavrides January 15, 2017 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Intervals, scale degrees, on and on. Very confusing! These lessons take more than one review…several to start to understand anything and to keep it straight. You are very good and this must seem simple and basic to you. It is difficult for me to get my brain around it. Still foggy about intervals, scales and the relationships between the two.

  7. Derek Twort July 3, 2018 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Hi Mark. Like many of the other posts, I can’t thank you enough for the clarity your lessons give. I’ve been playing Guitar for about 10 years, and recently bought a Bass. I’ve built up a reasonable background in theory, but with the Bass, I was getting more questions than answers. Your lessons have helped me link all the disparate knowledge into a cohesive foundation – I now have answers to the questions. Most particularly, I have enjoyed learning how bass lines are constructed from a theory perspective – Man, did the lights really come on then!. Thanks again from a convert in New Zealand

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