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Thursday, July 27, 2017

5 Smarter Ways to Practice Scales [FREE]

 

Let's face it - practicing scales is a chore at this point, isn't it? It is for me. Why bother playing something that I can already play very well, very fluidly, and very fast? The answer is because I NEED to. Scales are the building blocks of music, whether you like it or not. However, the truth is that you rarely find an example of a scale in real music that's played the way you practiced it: C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C...nope, it rarely happens. Instead, melodies and bass lines and riffs are SIMILAR to the way you practice scales, but usually always have a variation on the order of notes with accents on places other than the root note. Well, why not start practicing scales more like the music in the real world? This lesson demonstrates five variations on scale practicing that are guaranteed to make your scale practicing a little more interesting, and a little more challenging. Especially for that poor plucking hand - it needs a challenge too! Be sure to 'Subscribe' to our YouTube channel and share this article with a bass player you know!