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Jazz Bass Lessons: One Octave Major Scales - E Flat Major

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E-flat major, first finger on E-flat,
fourth finger on F, open G.
First finger on A-flat,
fourth finger on B-flat.
First finger on C, second finger on D.
Fourth finger on E-flat,
second finger on D, fourth finger on C.
First finger on B-flat,
first finger on A-flat, open G.
F with the fourth finger,
E-flat with the first finger.
I'm gonna come down on that scale
again cuz I did a different fingering
coming down.
Sometimes that's okay, but
at first I want you to the hang of playing
the same fingering backwards and forwards.
So, coming up, I went on the C,
D, E-flat part.
The top of the scale I did one, two, four.
So I need to do that going back down.
Fourth finger E-flat, second finger
on D shifts slightly down to that,
C with the first finger.
B-flat four, A-flat one,
G open, F with the fourth finger,
E-flat with the one, E-flat major.