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Electric Bass Lessons: Chromatic Scales

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Chromatic scales.
I use these all the time to stay loose.
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I use them when I'm not even
thinking about it.
The chromatic scales themselves are not
really all that musical.
But, under your fingers, they cover every
note that's on the instrument.
So you wanna have that.
And basically, they're use, useful for
walking baselines.
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Or if you're soloing.
And you kind of get in trouble and you
wanna, you know,
use a pattern to get from one chord to the
next.
If you want a little dissonance.
You can never have too many patterns under
your fingers.
So this is why major, minor and chromatic
scales are all useful.
So, we'll do the C chromatic scale.
Starting on the C with the first finger on
the E string.
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And that's it.
We've covered a whole, entire range of
notes, without moving too much.
A few little shifts.
But you, you cover all these notes.
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And
again, if you're doing a walking bass
line, if you're soloing.
You get yourself in trouble, want to get
out of trouble.
The chromatic scale is usually, a lot of
people end up using that.
The guitar players, I hear all the time.
Kind of going from one passage to the
next.
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That's the C chromatic scale.
So now here it is in another key.
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It's also a great warm-up.
It keeps your fingers stretched out.
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Actually, sounds pretty cool.
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