I know I’ve posted a previous video on major scales before. That video was by Roy Vogt of the Teach Me Bass Guitar course. What I’ve got for you today is a different instructor giving you his take on the scale and also teaching it to you.
The important part that you should take from this video is that he gives you the exact pattern that the major scale follows no matter what root note you start on.
That pattern is:
Whole Step – Whole Step – Half Step – Whole Step – Whole Step – Whole Step – Half Step
Now since the electric bass is a fretted instrument (or at least most of the time non fretted versions are available) you can move the same pattern any where on the neck, start at any root note and you’ll still be playing a major scale. Of course knowing the note you start on and then learning the notes that follow is what will really propel your playing to a new level.
In the video pay close attention to how he explains the fingering for the major scale and then how that transports all around the neck. For more bass guitar lessons check out the main page of our site where we review and compare the top self study programs for electric bass guitar.