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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 11 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 11

Here is the "easy" example, trying the pattern over the A major scale , starting at the 4 fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern number 11, A major scale, fret 4.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the B whole-tone scale starting at the 7th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 11, B whole-tone scale, fret 7.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 11 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 12 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 12

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

Also below, a video playing pattern number 12, B major scale, fret 7.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the A# minor natural scale starting at the 11th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 12, A# minor natural scale, fret 11.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 12 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 13 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 13

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

Also below, a video playing pattern number 13, G major scale, fret 10.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the G diminished scale starting at the 15th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 13, G diminished scale, fret 15.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 13 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 14 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 14

Here is the "easy" example, trying the pattern over the Bb major scale , starting at the 5 fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern number 14, Bb major scale, fret 5.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the G minor harmonic scale starting at the 10th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 14, G minor harmonic scale, fret 10.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 14 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 15 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 15

Here is the "easy" example, trying the pattern over the F# major scale , starting at the 2 fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern number 15, F# major scale, fret 2.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the C# minor natural scale starting at the 7th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 15, C# minor natural scale, fret 7.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 15 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.