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Scales and Arpeggios By J.P. Dias Absolute Beginners Copyright © 2004-2005 Josu Becerra Bernáldez, 2015

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Scales and Arpeggios

By J.P. Dias

Absolute Beginners

Copyright © 2004-2005

Josu Becerra Bernáldez, 2015

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To Paula

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Contents

1. Basic of Reading Music.........................9

2. Major Modes........................................10

3. Pentatonic Scales................................30

4. Minor Scales........................................24

6. Triads...................................................37

7. Arpeggios.............................................38

5. Symmetrical Diminished............................32

Introduction................................................8

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Introduction

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The purpose of this book is to help beginner bassist to find the easiest way to play scales, triads and arpeggios.All the examples are written in the key of C in order to make easerthe scale comparison.Most scales can be played in more than two positions, so that I wouldsuggest to find all possible roots and play the same fingering showed, also play them in different keys.This book is not intended to be a method and I strongly recommend to find a qualified teacher to help you assimilate the information on this book.

Have Fun

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Basics of Reading Music

The fundamentals of music are pitch and rhythm which are placed in a grid of five lines and four spaces called Staff. Bass Players Read Bass Clef. The symbol of the Bass Clef is derivedfrom the old German way of writing “F”. The two dots on the right of the bass clef symbol surround the line on which “F” pitch is written.

The notes above are all natural however any of this notes can be raised or lowered a half step by placing a accidental, sharp (#) or flat (b) right before it. When an accidental occurs,it applies to the whole measure unless it is cancelled out with another accidental.

Sharp (#) Raises a note one half step.

Flat (b) Lowers a notes one half step.

Natural (n) Cancells an accidental previously used.

F / G# bG / A# b

A / B# bC / D# b

D / E# bF / G# b

G / A # bA / B# b

C / D # b

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Note: The distance between B and C and E and F is a half step, that’s way there's no # or b in between those notes.

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Ionian

Scale

Cmaj7C

ArpeggioTriad

Cmaj7C

Major Modes

3rd Fret 3rd Fret 3rd Fret

8th Fret 8th Fret 8th Fret

C

3rd Fret 3rd Fret 3rd Fret

8th Fret 8th Fret 8th Fret

Ionian Scale

Fingering

C

IonianC

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Ionian Scale (Imaj7)CExercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

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Scale ArpeggioTriad

D Dorian

D Dorian

Dm

Dm7Dm

Dm7

5th Fret

5th Fret 5th Fret

10th Fret

10th Fret 10th Fret

Dorian ScaleD

Fingering

Major Modes

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Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 4

Dorian Scale (IIm7)D

Exercise 3

Exercise 5

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Scale ArpeggioTriad

Em

Em7Em

Em7PhrygianE

PhrygianE

12th Fret* 12th Fret* 12th Fret*

7th Fret 7th Fret 7th Fret

va*This Scale, Triad and Arpeggio could be played one 8 Lower Starting from E open String

Phrygian ScaleE

Fingering

Major Modes

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Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 4

Exercise 3

Exercise 5

Phrygian Scale (IIIm7)E

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Lydian

Scale

Fmaj7F

ArpeggioTriad

Fmaj7F

8th Fret

1st Fret

F

LydianF

8th Fret 8th Fret

(Open String)

1st Fret 1st Fret

(Open String) (Open String)

Lydian ScaleF

Fingering

Major Modes

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Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 4

Exercise 3

Exercise 5

Lydian Scale (IVmaj7)F

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Mixolydian

Scale

G7G

ArpeggioTriad

G

3rd Fret 3rd Fret 3rd Fret

G

MixolydianG G7

10th Fret 10th Fret 10th Fret

Mixolydian ScaleG

Fingering

Major Modes

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Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 4

Exercise 3

Exercise 5

Mixolydian Scale (V7)G

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Scale ArpeggioTriad

Am

Am7Am

Am7AeolianA

AeolianA

5th Fret 5th Fret 5th Fret

12th Fret 12th Fret 12th Fret

Aeolian Scale

Fingering

A

Major Modes

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Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 4

Exercise 3

Exercise 5

Aeolian Scale (VIm7)A

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Scale ArpeggioTriad

Bm7LocrianB

7th Fret 7th Fret 7th Fret

14th Fret 14th Fret 14th Fret

LocrianB

b5b5

Bm7b5b5B°

Locrian Scale

Fingering

B

Major Modes

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Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 4

Exercise 3

Exercise 5

b5Locrian Scale (VIIm7 )B

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Scale ArpeggioTriad

Minor Scales

Natural MinorC

Natural MinorC

Cm Cm7

3rd Fret

8th Fret

3rd Fret

8th Fret

Cm7Cm

Natural Minor Scale

Fingering

C

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3rd Fret

8th Fret

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Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 4

Exercise 3

Exercise 5

Natural Minor (Aeolian Scale)C

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Scale ArpeggioTriad

Cm

Cm

Cm(maj7)HarmonicC

8th Fret

3rd Fret

Minor

3rd Fret

8th Fret

3rd Fret

8th Fret

Cm(maj7)HarmonicC

Minor

Harmonic Minor Scale

Fingering

C

Minor Scales Cont.

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Harmonic MinorCExercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 4

Exercise 3

Exercise 5

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Scale Triad

Cm

Cm

3rd Fret

8th Fret

Melodic MinorCAscending

Melodic MinorCAscending

Melodic MinorCDescending

Melodic MinorCDescending

Melodic Minor Scale

Fingering

CAscending Descending

Minor Scales Cont.

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3rd Fret

3rd Fret

8th Fret

8th Fret

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Melodic MinorCExercise 1a

Exercise 1b

Exercise 2b

Exercise 2a

Exercise 3

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Minor Pentatonic

Pentatonic Scales

Major Pentatonic

()

Blues Scale

Minor PentatonicMajor PentatonicPlayed on 4 strings Played on 4 strings

()

Blues ScalePlayed on 4 strings

3rd Fret

3rd Fret 3rd Fret

8th Fret

8th Fret 8th Fret

C C C

CCC

Fingering

Major Pentatonic C Minor Pentatonic C Blues Scale C

( )

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Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 4

Exercise 3

Exercise 5

Major Pentatonic C

Major Pentatonic C

Minor Pentatonic C

Blues ScaleC

Pentatonic Scales Cont.

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Major Pentatonic C

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Scale ArpeggioTriad

3rd Fret 3rd Fret

8th Fret 8th Fret

Symmetrical DiminishedWhole/Half Step

C

Symmetrical DiminishedWhole/Half Step

C

Fingering

Whole/Half Step

C° C°7

C° C°7

Symetrical Diminished

3rd Fret

8th Fret

C Symmetrical Diminished

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Symmetrical Diminished Whole/Half StepCExercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 4

Exercise 3

Exercise 5

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Half/Whole StepSymmetrical DiminishedC

Half/Whole Step

Half/Whole StepC

Half/Whole StepSymmetrical Diminished

ArpeggioTriad

3rd Fret 3rd Fret

8th Fret 8th Fret

C° C°7

C° C°7

Symetrical Diminished

Fingering

C Symmetrical DiminishedHalf/Whole Step

3rd Fret

8th Fret

Scale

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Symmetrical Diminished Half/Whole StepCExercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 4

Exercise 3

Exercise 5

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C Cm C°

CsusC+

Triads

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Arpeggios

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Arpeggios Cont.

3rd Fret

Cmaj7

Cm7

Cm7(b5)C7

Cm(maj7)

C°7

C+maj7

C+7

Csus7

3rd Fret3rd Fret

3rd Fret

3rd Fret3rd Fret

3rd Fret3rd Fret

3rd Fret

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Arpeggios Cont.

Cm6C6

3rd Fret3rd Fret

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