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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 21 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 21

Here is the "easy" example, trying the pattern over the E major scale , starting at the 11 fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern number 21, E major scale, fret 11.

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

Also below, a video playing pattern 21, E minor harmonic scale, fret 7.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 21 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 22 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 22

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

Also below, a video playing pattern number 22, F# major scale, fret 7.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the F minor harmonic scale starting at the 6th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 22, F minor harmonic scale, fret 6.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 22 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 23 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 23

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

Also below, a video playing pattern number 23, F major scale, fret 5.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the Ab minor harmonic scale starting at the 6th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 23, Ab minor harmonic scale, fret 6.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 23 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 24 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 24

Here is the "easy" example, trying the pattern over the Ab major scale , starting at the 15 fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern number 24, Ab major scale, fret 15.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the C whole-tone scale starting at the 8th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 24, C whole-tone scale, fret 8.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 24 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.

Sunday
Jan032016

Pattern 25 Examples

Below the examples included on the Useful Melodic Patterns for Bass Guitar book, for pattern number 25

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 25, A major scale, fret 4.

Now the advanced example, trying the pattern over the F# minor natural scale starting at the 2th fret on the E string.

Also below, a video playing pattern 25, F# minor natural scale, fret 2.

And here a quick example about how to use our pattern number 25 on a chord sequence that goes: XXXXXXXXXX.