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Bass Lessons — Intervals (Follow Up) bass tabs

(submitted by just3boyz)
This tab is a follow up to my intervals tab.
I noticed after looking it over,
I didn't really show any way of applying intervals.

As i mentioned in the first intervals tab,
most scales are made up of some kind of: 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7

the major scale has: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Here's the C major scale:

|C D E F |G A B C |C B A G |F E D C |
|1 2 3 4 |5 6 7 1 |1 7 6 5 |4 3 2 1 |
G|————————————————|————2———4———5———|5———4———2———————|————————————————|
D|————————2———3———|5———————————————|————————————5———|3———2———————————|
A|3———5———————————|————————————————|————————————————|————————5———3———|
E|————————————————|————————————————|————————————————|————————————————|
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |

it's the only scale that has all those intervals.
most other scales are some kind of altered version of this scale.

for example)

the lydian scale is pretty much the same thing...with one exception!

it has a sharp 4 (#4) instead of a perfect 4th (4)

Here's the C lydian scale:

|C D E F# |G A B C |C B A G |F# E D C |
|1 2 3 #4 |5 6 7 1 |1 7 6 5 |#4 3 2 1 |
G|————————————————|————2———4———5———|5———4———2———————|————————————————|
D|————————2———4———|5———————————————|————————————5———|4———2———————————|
A|3———5———————————|————————————————|————————————————|————————5———3———|
E|————————————————|————————————————|————————————————|————————————————|
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |

As i stated in the first intervals tab,
just because the interval name has a sharp (#) or flat (b),
does not mean that the note name has a sharp or flat.

here's what i'm trying to say:

Db lydian scale:

|Db Eb F G |Ab Bb C Db |Db C Bb Ab |G F Eb Db |
|1 2 3 #4 |5 6 7 1 |1 7 6 5 |#4 3 2 1 |
G|————————————————|————3———5———6———|6———5———3———————|————————————————|
D|————————3———4———|6———————————————|————————————6———|4———3———————————|
A|4———6———————————|————————————————|————————————————|————————6———4———|
E|————————————————|————————————————|————————————————|————————————————|
|1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |

notice that although there is a sharp 4 (#4) the G is not a G#.
here's why:

a perfect 4th (4) is 5 half steps (frets) away from the root.
Gb is 5 half steps away from Db and is the perfect 4th of Db

a sharp 4 (#4) is 6 half steps (frets) away from the root.
G is 6 half steps away from Db and is the sharp 4th of Db

again just because an interval has a sharp of flat,
does not mean that note will have a sharp or flat.

The major scale and the lydian scale are just two of the many scales out there.
i encourage you to look at many scales you know how to play and see what intervals make up the scale.


I hope this has been helpful.
Message me for any questions.
Thanks,

Connor Larkin
Tablature player for this song:

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