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Jazz Bass Lessons: One Octave Major Scales - Introduction

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Now we're gonna cover
one octave major scales,
in all the keys, in low positions now.
I want you to think about your sound
while you're practicing these,
not only the pitch, but pulling a good
sound with your right hand as well.
And think of connecting
all the notes together.
Once you learn the basic fingerings for
these scales, I want you to also practice
your scales by feeling free to
improvise a little bit with them and
just sort of play
the notes out of sequence.
You don't have to just play the scales
up and down, up and down all the time.
I want you to see the scales as a way
of not only practicing your sound,
but laying a foundation for
you to be creative and actually improvise.
So look at the scales as
a springboard to music making,
as opposed to just an exercise that's
disconnected from your music making.
Make each note beautiful in the scale.