The BEST Way To Practice Scales (Pino Palladino Bass Exercise)

This bass tutorial takes All Time Low (Nine Inch Nails) as inspiration. Pino Palladino is on bass and he dominates the song, displaying incredible taste, chops, timing, and beautiful note choice.

He uses scales throughout  - indeed all bass lines are made up from them. 

In this lesson you will learn:

  • Some scales and modes
  • How to memorise and practise them
  • How to make up fills
  • A cool bass groove
  • How to get your timing and feel together

Scroll down for the original video with Pino (from Kimmel live) and the PDF and free backing track.

Play along to that track everyday and you'll get this together in no time!

If you like musical sounding exercises, you might like my book Creative Bass Technique Exercises.

Bass Scales & Modes To Practise

Pino Palladino Bass Backing Track

Make sure to check out the PDF for some practice tips as well as some shapes you can use with the backing tracks (as well as the cool groove Pino plays).

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