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How To Practice For Your Ears

Clifton Jackson (35622) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 140
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My fellow Bass Players, Demons of the Deep End, Low End Masters, Bassists, Bottom Monsters, Deep End Dwellers, and Bad Ass Bass Playing Persons, as some of us liked to be called!! :^D

Here is my New Lesson. I was going to call it - "How to Practice For Your Ears But, Were Afraid To Ask!" But it would not fit in the Title space, oh well...

In this lesson, I will show you one way to help Train and Develop your Musical Ear using the Modes.* We all learned our first Scale in Grammar school. You remember it...Do - Re - Mi - Fa - Sol - La - Ti - Do. Now our Scales are more like this: C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C. And we practice them, starting on the Lower Root and ascend to the Octave at the Higher Root, and descending, and ascending, and descending, and ascending. Root to Root, Root to Root. BORING!! This is Great for your Finger Technique, but what about your Musical Ear? Most of us were not born with that Legendary, Magical, Mystical, Golden Musical Ear, so we have to work at it!

Practicing the Scales using the Modes, is one way to help Train and Develop for your Legendary, Magical, Mystical, Golden Musical Ear!!! Onward...to the Heart of this lesson!!

*If you are unfamiliar with the Modes, see Lesson #9 Modes of the Major Scale by Christopher Sung.

The BORING - C Major Scale C - D - E - F - G - A - B - C

San Feng

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Aaron Duncan (9) wrote:
May 30 2013