What is a Compressor Pedal, What Does A Compressor Pedal Do, And How / When to Use Compression in Your Playing

What is a compressor pedal

What Is A Compressor Pedal?

A guitar compressor pedal smooths out the audio levels of your playing by suppressing the loud parts and boosting the quiet parts. This results in a flatter, more even tone. Potential benefits of compression are: increased sustain; a louder overall tone; and a sound that potentially sits better in a mix. Over-use of compression can result in a lifeless, un-musical tone that lacks nuance and can be tiring for the listener.

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Why Learn More Than One Pattern To Play A Bass Scale?

Why Learn More Than One Pattern To Play A Bass Scale

A single bass guitar scale is often represented with multiple diagrams. Why is this? Do you need to learn more than one pattern in order to play a scale on the bass guitar?

Many bass guitar scale books (including our own Bass Scales, Chords and Arpeggios Book) use fretboard patterns / diagrams to represent bass scales, and often provide more than one pattern per scale.

On this page we explain why there is often more than one bass scale pattern for a scale, and what those extra patterns are for…

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C Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar: Play The Pentatonic Major Scale in C in Multiple Fretboard Positions, With TAB, Notation & Scale Patterns

C Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

C major pentatonic scale guitar tab, notation & fretboard patterns: a complete lesson on how to play the pentatonic scale in C on guitar.

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E Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar: Play The Pentatonic Major Scale in E in Multiple Fretboard Positions, With TAB, Notation & Scale Patterns

E Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

E major pentatonic scale guitar tab, notation & fretboard patterns: a complete lesson on how to play the pentatonic scale in E on your guitar.

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G Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar TAB, Notation & Scale Patterns: Play The Pentatonic Major Scale in G In Multiple Fretboard Positions

G Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

G major pentatonic scale guitar tab, notation & fretboard patterns: a complete lesson on how to play the pentatonic scale in G on guitar.

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A Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar: Play The Pentatonic Major Scale in A In Multiple Fretboard Positions, With TAB, Notation & Scale Patterns

A Major Pentatonic Scale Guitar

A major pentatonic scale guitar tab, notation & fretboard patterns: a complete lesson on how to play the pentatonic scale in A on guitar.

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