download the pdf here (free!): Blues Scale For Bass PDF
The Blues Scale For Bass + “Sunshine Of Your Love” (Cream)
Similar to the minor pentatonic scale, the blues scale (which just adds a tritone to the minor pentatonic scale) is an important tool in any bass player’s toolbox.
The blues scale consists of the root, a minor third, perfect fourth, a tritone, a perfect fifth, and a minor seventh – six notes in total.
Possibly the best demonstration of the blues scale in popular music is this classic tune, “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream.
Like I said with the minor pentatonic scale last week, this scale really begs you to be judicious with your use of it! Using it all the time could brand you as a “wanker” and get you kicked out of the cool bass players club.
Posted September 15th, 2014