The 6 Scales That Cover 80% Of Bass Playing

The title for this bass tutorial is no exaggeration. In fact, it could be closer to 90%. Scroll down to check out some videos I made with well-known bass lines that use the following:

  1. Major
  2. Major Pentatonic
  3. Natural Minor
  4. Minor Pentatonic
  5. Mixolydian
  6. Dorian

Click the links above to dive deeper.

Famous Bass Lines Using 6 Common Bass Scales


Major Pentatonic


Minor Pentatonic



6 One Octave Bass Guitar Scales

Here are all the scales in one octave. Learn the intervals that make up each scale as that will help you play it in many different positions.

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