This bass lesson came from a great question from a bass player wanting to know actually how to craft music from bass scales.
For example, when an instructor in a video says, "Now that you know this scale, you can do this..." and plays a super cool riff, I think, "Well, I do know that scale, but I can't do that." I guess I'm having a hard time applying what I've learned. What/how should I practice to turn the scales and theory I know into better bass playing?
It's a great point and the subject of this week's bass lesson.
You'll learn how to take a one octave A Natural Minor scale and craft it into a variety of bass lines in different styles using the following:
- Bass techniques
- Rhythm and phrasing
- Basic harmony
- Ideas from genres/favourite bass players
Check out the lesson here.
Bass Scales into MUSIC
I've actually made a ton of bass lessons all about how to take musical theory ideas (as well as other important things like techniques and rhythm) and make music from them.
Scroll down to the related bass lessons section to browse those lessons.
If you want loads more on the subject, I have a course that will show you the way: