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By Patrick Pfeiffer. With all these scales at your fingertips, you get more choices in terms of flavor, or color, when playing your bass guitar. Or you can think of it as starting with the same basic cooking recipe but adding different flavors different sounds to change it slightly. In almost every song, one mode predominates. Mode is simply a fancy word for scale.
Western music uses twelve notes called the complete chromatic scale. The seven white keys and their corresponding black keys on a keyboard allows for easy visualization of the complete chromatic scale and the twelve semitones. From this simple twelve note system are all the other scales derived. A scale is simply a way of ordering the twelve sounds found in Western Music. It must be borne in mind that music as an activity precedes musical theory and that the scales we use now have an evolution that predates written records. Today's scale system is referred to as the major-minor system. Go back to the Medieval period and the system used then was called the Church Modes.
Whenever I see guitar modes explained in lessons and other guitar blogs, there always seems to be one key point missing. How they overlap each other. To further illustrate this point, I received an email from Randal, an email subscriber who had just purchased my book The 7 Day Practice Routine For Guitarists.
First of all, who is Marc Schonbrun? The Everything Guitar Scales Book with CD: Over Scale patterns for every style of music this is the complete title of this educational publication. The book is well written and helps from beginners to professional players. The book consists of 12 chapters and starts with the Pentatonic Scales till jazz and modern scales. He first started with explaining to the readers how to read diagrams, due to its continuity to the rest of the book. The good thing about each chapter that he analyses each scale within its major and minor formation and even the patterns shapes are easily understood by players. C Major Pentatonic Scale.