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Bass Scales: How to Play the D Minor Scale

Watch more How to Play Bass Guitar videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to play the D 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. I want to talk about how to play the D minor scale on the bass guitar. We can think about D minor as D major and lower the third note, the sixth note and the seventh note of the scale and a lot of that can be a lot of information when we're just trying to play music. It can be easier to think about D minor as F major starting on the sixth note of the scale, which is a D. So, let's refresh ourselves on the F major scale. We'll start with F, third fret of the D string. Open G, A on second fret, B flat at the third fret, C at the fifth fret, D at the seventh fret, E on the ninth fret and F at the tenth fret. If we go back down two notes to our sixth note of the scale, we get to D. And then, if we play those same notes from our F major scale starting on D, we can get our D minor scale. This is what the D minor scale sounds like.
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