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Bass Scales: Playing One-Octave Scales

Watch more How to Play Bass Guitar videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to play one-octave scales on the bass guitar in this bass scales guitar lesson from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. There are a lot of ways to play a one-octave scale on a bass guitar, but there's also a nice simple formula for beginners, so that you can get the sound in your ear and you can get the feel of the notes under your fingers. My formula is 2-4, 1-2-4, 1-3-4. So if we space our fingers, 1 per fret. And we pick a string low like the E-string, our lowest string. We can start with the second finger and play 2- 4. And then on the next string we play 1-2-4 and then on the next string we play 1-3- 4. And that's how you play a One-Octave Scale on a Bass Guitar.
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