Major Scales In Lower Positions

Learn the major scales in twelve keys in the lower positions, improve your technique and gain fingerboard awareness

Available on its own or as part of the double bass technical studies bundle

Enrolling on any courses also gives you access to all free content on Zoltan's Bass Lounge, and any new free courses and free lessons will be automatically available.

About major scales in lower positions

During this course you will learn the major scales in twelve keys in the lower positions. We will explore all the aspects of musical knowledge and technique involved in playing these scales on the lower part of the double bass.

The skills and techniques you learn from this course will stay with you and will be a valuable guide in your future endeavours of playing the acoustic bass.

We hope to be of help as you establish your musical and technical foundations and wish you great success with your double bass playing!

What you will learn from this course

The concepts and skills you'll gain:

  • Establish each major scale using it's structure
  • Locating the scale runs on the fingerboard
  • Shifting between positions
  • Playing in tune and learning ways to check intonation
  • Adjusting finger patterns to gain a logical fingering
  • Alternate finger patterns to be able to play the same scale different ways
  • Recognising common finger patterns
  • Basic reading skills as you read through the sheet music

What is included in major scales in lower positions

This course contains:

  • 15 lessons
  • 15 videos (totalling over 2 hours)
  • 12 sheets of accompanying music
  • 12 playalong tracks
  • A free consultation lesson online

Course structure

Introduction - An introduction to the course where you will learn major scales in lower positions

Practice Guide - Detailed instructions on how to work on and improve aspects of playing major scales on the double bass
Major Scales Overview - A foreword to the major scales, discussing the structure and the sound of the scale

Half Position

F Major Scale - The one octave F major scale in half position
Bb Major Scale - The one octave Bb major scale in half position

First Position

F# Major Scale - This is the one octave F# major scale in first position
B Major Scale - The one octave B major scale in first position
G Major Scale - The one octave G major scale in first position

Second Position

C Major Scale - This is the one octave C major scale played up to the second position

Second And Third Interim Position

Db Major Scale - This is the one octave Db major scale played up to the second and third interim position
Ab Major Scale - This the one octave Ab major scale played up to the second and third interim position

Third Position

D Major Scale - This is the one octave D major scale played up to the third position
A Major Scale - This is the one octave A major scale
E Major Scale - This is the one octave E major scale

Third And Fourth Interim Position

Eb Major Scale - This is the one octave Eb major scale

Summary

Next Steps - We have explored many aspects of technique and musical knowledge involved to play the instrument by learning the 12 major scales
Or enroll on the double bass technical studies bundle amd get this course as part of it.
And don't forget that enrolling on any courses also gives you access to all free content on Zoltan's Bass Lounge, and any new free courses and free lessons will be automatically available.