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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