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Bass Scales: How to Play the B Minor Scale

Watch more How to Play Bass Guitar videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to play the B minor scale 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. We can think about B minor as B major with a lowered 3rd note, a lowered 6th note, and a lowered 7th note, but this can be a lot of information to think about when we're trying to play music. So instead, we can think about it as a D major scale, starting on the 6th note, B. So let's refresh ourselves on the D major scale. We play our open D, E, 2nd fret, F#, 4th fret, open G, A, 2nd fret, B, 4th fret of the G string, C#, 6th fret, and now D on the 7th fret. If we go back to the 6th note of the scale, we get to B. Now we can play the same scale, D, starting on B, and we'll get our B minor scale - B, A, G, F#, E, D, C#, and B. This is what the scale sounds like... and that's the B minor scale, on the bass guitar.
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