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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 16 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 16

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

Also below, a video playing pattern number 16, E major scale, fret 7.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the A whole-tone scale starting at the 9th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 16, A whole-tone scale, fret 9.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 16 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 17 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 17

Here is the "easy" example, trying the pattern over the C major scale , starting at the 8 fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern number 17, C major scale, fret 8.

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

Also below, a video playing pattern 17, G# minor natural scale, fret 11.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 17 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 18 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 18

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 18, B major scale, fret 7.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the Bb major scale starting at the 1th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 18, Bb major scale, fret 1.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 18 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 19 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 19

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

Also below, a video playing pattern number 19, Bb major scale, fret 10.

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 19, G minor harmonic scale, fret 10.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 19 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 20 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 20

Here is the "easy" example, trying the pattern over the F# major scale , starting at the 14 fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern number 20, F# major scale, fret 14.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the Bb whole-tone scale starting at the 10th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 20, Bb whole-tone scale, fret 10.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 20 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.