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Misc Scales — Scales etc. bass tabs

I have been trying to figure out how to improvise for a few months now, and have been
looking for scales to help me out, but have never found anything greatly helpful. So
I found a few helpful things in a book and have written out a reference point to help
myself and whoever wants is, out.

This isn't a tab but is just a point of reference. I have made it for a regular 4
string, 18 fret bass.

Key:
# = Sharp note
b = Flat Note
~ = Natural Note
= Not in scale
| = Fret
|| = Nut
0 = Open string
12 = Fret Number (eg. fret twelve)
= Use these for main scale

I hope this helps, ENJOY :D


This is the Bass Fretboard with sharp notes:


0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

G ||G# |A~ |A# |B~ |C~ |C# |D~ |D# |E~ |F~ |F# |G~ |G# |A~ |A# |B~ |C~ |C# |

D ||D# |E~ |F~ |F# |G~ |G# |A~ |A# |B~ |C~ |C# |D~ |D# |E~ |F~ |F# |G~ |G# |

A ||A# |B~ |C~ |C# |D~ |D# |E~ |F~ |F# |G~ |G# |A~ |A# |B~ |C~ |C# |D~ |D# |

E ||F~ |F# |G~ |G# |A~ |A# |B~ |C~ |C# |D~ |D# |E~ |F~ |F# |G~ |G# |A~ |A# |


This is the Bass Fretboard with flat notes:


0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

G ||Ab |A~ |Bb |B~ |C~ |Db |D~ |Eb |E~ |F~ |Gb |G~ |Ab |A~ |Bb |B~ |C~ |Db |

D ||Eb |E~ |F~ |Gb |G~ |Ab |A~ |Bb |B~ |C~ |Db |D~ |Eb |E~ |F~ |Gb |G~ |Ab |

A ||Bb |B~ |C~ |Db |D~ |Eb |E~ |F~ |Gb |G~ |Ab |A~ |Bb |B~ |C~ |Db |D~ |Eb |

E ||F~ |Gb |G~ |Ab |A~ |Bb |B~ |C~ |Db |D~ |Eb |E~ |F~ |Gb |G~ |Ab |A~ |Bb |


This is the Major Pentatonic Scale:

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

|| |A~ | |B~ | |C# | | |E~ | |F# | | |A~ | |B~ | | |

|| |E~ | | |B~ | |C# | | |E~ | |F# | | |

A || |B~ | | |F# | | |A~ | |B~ | |C# | | |

E || |F# | | |C# | | |E~ | |F# | | |A~ | |


This is the Minor Pentatonic Scale:

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

G || |A~ | | |C~ | |D~ | |E~ | | |G~ | |A~ | | |C~ | |

D || |E~ | | | |C~ | |D~ | |E~ | | |G~ | |

A || | |C~ | | |G~ | |A~ | | |C~ | |D~ | |

E || | |G~ | | |D~ | |E~ | | |G~ | |A~ | |


This is the Blues scale
It is very similar to the Minor Pentatonic scale but uses D#:

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

G || |A~ | | |C~ | |D~ |D# |E~ | | |G~ | |A~ | | |C~ | |

D ||D# |E~ | | | |C~ | |D~ |D# |E~ | | |G~ | |

A || | |C~ | | |G~ | |A~ | | |C~ | |D~ |D# |

E || | |G~ | | |D~ |D# |E~ | | |G~ | |A~ | |


Key:
R = Root note
O = Play note

The root of a Chord is the letter in the name, ie. the root of C Major is C, and the
root of F# Minor is F#.

So here are some Triads with changing roots depending on what chord you are matching.


Major Triad: Minor Triad: Diminished Triad:

| | | | O | | | | O | | | | | O | |

| O | | | O | | | | O | | | | O | | |

| | R | | | | R | | | O | | R | | | O |



Now here are some 7th chord, scales:

Major 7: Minor 7: Dominant 7: Half—Diminished:

| | | O | O |____| O | | O | |____| | O | | O |____| O | | O | |

| O | | | O | | | | O | | | O | | | O | | | O | | |

| | R | | | | R | | | O | | | R | | | | R | | | O |


These are some other scale modes and what type of scale they are (Major or Minor):


Ionian (Major): Dorian (Minor): Phrygian (Minor):

| O | | O | O | | O | O | | O | | | O | | O | |

| O | O | | O | | | O | | O | | | O | | O | O |

| | R | | O | | | R | | O | O | | R | O | | O |


Lydian (Major): Mixolydian Aeolian (Minor): Locrian
(Dominant): (Half—Diminished):

| O | | O | O |____| O | O | | O |____| O | | O | |____| O | | O | |

| O | | O | O | | O | O | | O | | O | | O | O | | O | O | | O |

| | R | | O | | | R | | O | | R | | O | O | | R | O | | O |



I hope this is helpful to you, Feed back would be appreciated.



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