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Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar electronic book 

This page includes all the linked exercises and additional pieces of information to complement the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book (ISBN 978-0-9950220-0-3) , written by Gustavo Zecharies, on its first edition. The book was published in February 13th, 2016 and contains 185 pages with clear descriptions about how to use melodic patterns to improve your playing. 

Where to buy: Apple Store, click here 

Chapters

  • Introduction
  • Legend and terminology
  • Major Scale Patterns
  • Pentatonic Scale Patterns
  • Arpeggio patterns
  • Scales Reference
  • Exercise Schedule
Introduction: I picked up the bass being (arguably for some ;), an old guy, after my 40’s, and came from a lifetime of electric guitar and Warr Guitar (tapping bass/guitar 12-string beast of an instrument) playing. I discovered that I was a bassist late in my life. I knew that achieving some respectable level of flow in my playing was going to require some interesting exercises and an easy to follow methodology.
Based on my own experience playing other instruments, mostly learning from the strategic errors I had made in the past, I always believed that good, groovy and physically demanding melodic patterns were a good way to develop my playing… hence the reason for this booklet.[…]”
Excerpt From: Gustavo Zecharies. “Useful Melodic Patterns.” iBooks. 

 

 

 

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 06 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 6

Here is the "easy" example, trying the pattern over the Ab major scale , starting at the 6 fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern number 6, Ab major scale, fret 6.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the E minor harmonic scale starting at the 8th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 6, E minor harmonic scale, fret 8.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 6 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 07 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 7

Here is the "easy" example, trying the pattern over the B major scale , starting at the 6 fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern number 7, B major scale, fret 6.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the Bb whole-tone scale starting at the 4th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 7, Bb whole-tone scale, fret 4.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 7 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 08 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 8

Here is the "easy" example, trying the pattern over the E major scale , starting at the 12 fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern number 8, E major scale, fret 12.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the B minor natural scale starting at the 14th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 8, B minor natural scale, fret 14.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 8 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 09 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 9

Here is the "easy" example, trying the pattern over the C major scale , starting at the 10 fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern number 9, C major scale, fret 10.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the Bb minor harmonic scale starting at the 11th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 9, Bb minor harmonic scale, fret 11.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 9 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 10 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 10

Here is the "easy" example, trying the pattern over the G major scale , starting at the 7 fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern number 10, G major scale, fret 7.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the C# diminished scale starting at the 9th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 10, C# diminished scale, fret 9.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 10 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.