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Practical Theory: Practice Tips for Scales (Part 2)

This week, we’re continuing where we left off with Part 1 of this series, covering the Major tetrachord formula to practice scales. This week, we expand on the basics by covering various finger patterns and covering the entire neck.

As part of this excercise, we’ll also skip notes in the scale, playing in thirds, fourths, fifths, and so on, to explore how lines and chords are formed.

Thomas Risell, otherwise known as “MarloweDK”, is a bassist and music educator from Denmark. For more great bass lessons from MarloweDK, visit

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