Music Theory

Music Theory Explained

4 Lessons Easy

About this course

Your ability to play really great bass lines goes up not down when you understand a bit of music theory. This video shows you how to use scales, triads, arpeggios and chords on the bass guitar. Theory can be an impenetrable subject but I want to show you how you can use it to unlock your creativity and play awesome bass! There are more lessons  here



C Major Scale For Bass Guitar


C Major Triad For Bass Guitar


C Major Arpeggio For Bass Guitar


C Major Chord For Bass Guitar

Learning how these relate to each other is key in your ability to make up bass lines, hear music well and improvise. There are loads of different  scales , chords,  arpeggios , and  triads but this is the real basics. You want to get that down and really understand this before moving on.

Course Structure

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The Minor Pentatonic Scale

This is perhaps the most common scale in rock, pop, and funk. Learn this indside out and you will have enough material to play a large percentage of musical styles.

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The 7 Arpeggios From C Major

This lesson forms the foundation of musical harmony. Learn these seven arpeggios and you will have enough information to create a lifetime's worth of bass lines.

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Chord Theory For Bass Players

Leran how to form and use a chord.

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Scale, Triad, Chord, And Arpeggio Explained

Learn the basic definitions of these musical building blocks as well as what they do.