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Jazz Bass Lessons: 2 Octave Natural Minor Scales

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[MUSIC]
Now let's do two octave
natural minor scales.
At this point, I feel like we all
should know the notes pretty well.
In order to burn them
in a little bit better,
I want you to say them out
loud when you play them.
I'm gonna give you the fingerings,
though, for now.
And I expect you to call
them out on your side, but
I'm just gonna give you the fingers.
You can call the note names out.
This is E minor, natural minor.
Open, two, four.
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Open, two.
Four, open, one, four,
open, one, two, four, one, four.
So four, one, watch your shifts,
four, two, one.
Open, four, one, open, four,
two, open, four, two, open.
That's E natural minor.
F natural minor.
One, two, four, one,
two, four, one, four,
open,one, four, two,
four, one, four.
One, two, four, up four,
two, four, one, open,
four, one, four, two,
one, four, two, one.
That's F minor.
F sharp minor.
One, four, open, one,
four, open, one, four,
one, two, four, two,
four, one, four.
Make sure your elbows up there.
[MUSIC]
Four, one, four,
two, four, two, one,
four, one, open four,
one, open four, one.
That's F minor.
G minor.
Four, open, one, four, open,
one, four, open, two, four.
One, four, one, four,
three, three, four,
one, four, one, four,
two open four, one,
open four, one, open.
[MUSIC]
Open.
G minor.
A flat minor.
Four, one, one, four, one.
One, one, four.
One, two, four.
One, two, four.
One, three, three,
one, four, two, one,
four, two, one, four,
One, one, four,
one, one, four.
A minor.
Here we go.
Open.
Two, four, open.
Two
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Four
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open
[MUSIC] one
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two
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four
[MUSIC] one
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two
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four
[MUSIC] one
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three
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three
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one
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four
[MUSIC] two
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one
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four
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two One, open, four,
two, open, four, two, open.
That's A minor.
Now a little word before we press on here.
These are, I'm giving you one fingering.
You should also Investigate trying
some different fingers after
you've got these under your fingers so
that you can also try doing
fingerings that take you up one of
the strings more than you have been.
Like, In other words,
lets give an example.
Say we wanted to do that
A flat minor again And
we said we are going to D string
a little bit more instead of going
straight up to G string.
Four, One, one, four,
one, two, one, four,
two, four So we went up the D string.
It's a different sound.
[MUSIC]
And then proceed the same way.
[MUSIC]
So it's a different tone color.
So consider,
once you get these under your fingers,
trying to play Make up fingerings that
make sense, and that are sequential.
In other words, not 444, but 421, 41421.
These kind of patterns
where you're naturally
shifting with the fingers
moving in a nice sequence.
Experiment with that, okay?
Now, we're moving on to B flat minor.
and here we go, one, two,
four, one, two, four, one, four, two,
four, one, four, one, three,
three, one Four, one,
four, two, four, one.
Four, two, one.
Four, two, one.
B minor,
two octaves.
1, 4, open, 1, 4, open,
1, 4, 2, 4,
1, 4, 4, 1,
4, 2, 4, 1,
Open, four, one, open, four, one.
Again in some of these two octave scales
we're not going all the way up to the top
because that goes further
into thumb position and
we're going to save thumb position for the
next series of lessons in the advanced.
C minor, natural minor, two octaves.
Four, open, one, four,
open, one, one, four, two,
four, one, three, one, four,
two, Four, one, one, open,
four, one, open, four.
D flat minor, two octaves.
Four one one four one one
four one four one four
one four one four one one
four one one, four.
D minor,
two octaves, natural minor.
Open, one, two, open, one, one, four.
One, four, one, three.
One.
Four.
One.
Four.
One.
One.
Open, four.
Two.
Open, D minor.
E flat minor.
Natural minor.
Two octaves stopping
before thumb position.
One, two, four.
One, two, four.
One, four, two, four.
Two, four, one.
Four, two, one.
Four, two one.
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