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Jazz Bass Lessons: One Octave Major Scales - E Major

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First key, E major,
we're gonna start from
the bottom of the bass.
There we go.
So, this is a good fingering for
the E major scale.
[SOUND] We have open E.
[SOUND] F sharp with the first finger.
[SOUND] Fourth finger on G sharp.
[SOUND] Open A.
[SOUND] First finger on B.
[SOUND] Fourth finger on C sharp.
[SOUND] First finger on D sharp, and
[SOUND] E with the second finger.
[SOUND] Coming back down, E, D sharp,
C sharp, B, A, G sharp, F sharp.
[SOUND] Notice how I'm sustaining
all the notes into each other.
We can show
that shift again.
If you can connect that C sharp to the D
sharp to the E at the top of the scale,
that would be great.
Coming down.
See that shift right there?
When you shift from the D sharp to the C
sharp, it's almost like you come up and
you touch the E with your first finger so
you can grab that C sharp.
And let your arm come around, so
that you don't bend your wrist too much.
That's E major.