Bass Modes Backing Tracks: Invent Bass Lines, Riffs & Solos Using Modal Scales

Bass Modes Backing Tracks is a collection of high-quality backing tracks written for bassists wishing to practice and perform modal bass lines and solos.

Invent Bass Lines, Riffs & Solos Using Modal Scales

Guitar Command began life as a scale reference site. We’ve always stressed the importance of learning scales because we believe that having a good knowledge of the fretboard is a vital step towards achieving your potential as a bass guitarist.

We created this album specifically to help bassists learn and improvise with modal scales. Each track was specifically written to enable improvisation using a particular mode.

Use these tracks to explore modal improvisation, try out new ideas, improve your knowledge of the fretboard and discover interesting new sounds. Create your own bass lines or jam over the ten varied tracks on the album. Check out the sample tracks below…

(Chord charts for all of the tracks can be found here.)


Bass Modes Backing Tracks: Sample Tracks

Dorian Zephyr (improvise with G Dorian modal scale)

Dorian Haze (improvise with A Dorian modal scale)

Phrygian Groove (improvise with F Phrygian modal scale)

Phrygian Funk (improvise with D Phrygian modal scale)

Lydian Dream (improvise with A flat Lydian modal scale)

Mixolydian Carnival (improvise with E Mixolydian modal scale)

Off-Beat Aeolian (improvise with C Aeolian modal scale)

Aeolian Theme (improvise with A Aeolian modal scale)

Locrian Funk (improvise with E Locrian modal scale)

Ionian Holiday (improvise with C Ionian modal scale)


  • 10 awesome jam tracks: Over 45 minutes of music!
  • Invent your own bass lines or improvise with modal scales
  • Practice new scales and techniques – or just have fun!
  • MP3 album available for instant download – be playing in minutes

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Bass Modes Backing Tracks is supplied in high-quality MP3 format and is playable on any MP3-compatible device or software media player (including phones and tablets, Windows media player, iTunes, portable MP3 players, etc.)

You can download the album direct from Guitar Command by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button below. You can also obtain Bass Modes Backing Tracks from the following stores (prices may vary):

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Only $10.97

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