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Modes Scales 3 Octaves 5-String bass

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Modes of C, no sharps or flats, on bass [5-string]:


1.   C 'Major/Ionian' (3 octaves)

G|---------------------------2-4-5-7-9-10-12-14-16-17---|
D|---------------------2-3-5----------------------------|
A|-------------0-2-3-5----------------------------------|
E|-------0-1-3------------------------------------------|
B|---1-3------------------------------------------------|

     c d e f g a b c d e f g a b c d e f  g  a  b  c
     -------------|-------------|--------------------|
       1 octave         2                3


2.   D 'Dorian' (3 octaves)

G|---------------------------4-5-7-9-10-12-14-16-17-19--|
D|-----------------------5-7----------------------------|
A|-------------2-3-5-7-8--------------------------------|
E|---------3-5------------------------------------------|
B|---3-5-6----------------------------------------------|

     d e f g a b c d e f g a b c d e f  g  a  b  c  d



3.   E 'Phrygian' (3 octaves)

G|-------------------------------7-9-10-12-14-16-17-19-21--|
D|------------------------7-9-10---------------------------|
A|---------------5-7-8-10----------------------------------|
E|---------5-7-8-------------------------------------------|
B|---5-6-8-------------------------------------------------|

     e f g a b c d e f  g a b  c d e  f  g a  b  c  d  e



4.   F 'Lydian' (3 octaves)

G|-----------------------------7-9-10-12-14-16-17-19-21-22--|
D|----------------------7-9-10------------------------------|
A|-------------5-7-8-10-------------------------------------|
E|-------5-7-8----------------------------------------------|
B|---6-8----------------------------------------------------|

     f g a b c d e f g  a b  c d e f  g  a  b  c  d  e  f



5.   G 'Mixolydian' (3 octaves)

G|---------------------------------9-10-12-14-16-17-19-21-22-24--|
D|-------------------------9-10-12-------------------------------|
A|---------------7-8-10-12---------------------------------------|
E|--------7-8-10-------------------------------------------------|
B|---8-10--------------------------------------------------------|

     g  a b c d  e f g  a  b  c  d e  f  g  a  b  c  d  e  f  g



6.   A 'Natural Minor/Aeolian' (2 octaves)

G|------------------------------------------12-14---------------|
D|---------------------------------12-14-15---------------------| 
A|---------------------10-12-14-15------------------------------| 
E|------------10-12-13------------------------------------------|  
B|---10-12-13---------------------------------------------------|

     a  b  c  d  e  f  g  a  b  c  d  e  f  g  a



7.   B 'Locrian' (3 octaves)

G|-----------------------------2-4----------------------------------------14-16--------------|
D|-----------------------2-3-5-----------------------------------14-15-17--------------------|
A|---------------0-2-3-5-----------------------------12-14-15-17-----------------------------|
E|---------0-1-3----------------------------12-13-15-----------------------------------------|
B|---0-1-3-------------------------12-13-15--------------------------------------------------|

     b c d e f g a b c d e f g a b  b  c  d  e f   g a   b  c  d  e  f  g a  b  

    |-------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------------------|
        1 octave              2 octave                          3






Scales:


A 'Harmonic Minor' (2 octaves)

G|----------------------5-7-9-10-13-14-13-10-9-7-5----------------------|
D|----------------6-7-9-----------------------------9-7-6---------------|
A|---------5-7-8-------------------------------------------8-7-5--------|
E|---5-7-8-------------------------------------------------------8-7-5--|

     a b c d e f g# a b c d e f  g#  a g# f  e d c  b a g# f e d c b a



A 'Melodic Minor' (2 octaves)

G|----------------------4-5-7-9-11-13-14-12-------------------0-----------------|
D|--------------4--6--7---------------------15-14-12------------3-2-0-----------|
A|---------5-7---------------------------------------15-14-12---------3-2-0-----|
E|---5-7-8----------------------------------------------------------------------|

     a b c d e f#  g# a b c d e f# g# a  g  f  e  d  c  b  a  g f e d c b a




Major Scales:

G 'Major/Ionian' (2 octaves) = 1 sharp

G|---------------------------7-9-11-12--------|
D|--------------------7-9-10------------------|
A|-----------5-7-9-10-------------------------|
E|---3-5-7-8----------------------------------|
     g a b c d e f# g a b  c d e f#  g



D 'Major/Ionian' (2 octaves) [5-string] = 2 sharps

G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------7--9--11--12--------|
A|----------------------------7--9--10----------------------|
E|---------------5--7--9--10--------------------------------|
B|---3--5--7--8---------------------------------------------|

     d  e f#  g  a  b c#  d  e  f#  g  a  b   c#  d



A 'Major/Ionian' (2 octaves) = 3 sharps

G|----------------------------------------9-11-13-14----|
D|-----------------------------9--11--12----------------|
A|---------------7--9--11--12---------------------------|
E|---5--7--9--10----------------------------------------|

     a  b c#  d  e f#  g#  a  b   c#  d   e f# g# a



E 'Major/Ionian' (2 octaves) [5-string] = 4 sharps

G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------9-11-13-14----|
A|-----------------------------9--11--12----------------|
E|---------------7--9--11--12---------------------------|
B|---5--7--9--10----------------------------------------|

     e f#  g# a  b c#  d#  e  f#  g#  a  b  c# d# e


B 'Major/Ionian' (2 octaves) = 5 sharps

G|--------------------------------------------11--13--15--16--------|
D|--------------------------------11--13--14------------------------|
A|-----------------9--11--13--14------------------------------------|
E|---7--9--11--12---------------------------------------------------|

     b c#  d#  e  f#  g#  a#  b  c#   d#  e  f#   g#  a#  b


F 'Major/Ionian' (2 octaves) = 1 flat

G|-----------------------------5-7-9-10-----|
D|---------------------5-7-8----------------|
A|-------------3-5-7-8----------------------|
E|---1-3-5-6--------------------------------|

     f g a Bb  c d e f g a Bb c d  e  f

            
            
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Greggz1234 10 Feb 27, 2014 02:27 PM

woah... ridiculously helpful dude

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ridelightning95 81 Jun 25, 2014 05:18 PM

Edit: In terms of theory, for Melodic Minor you should play Natural Minor on the way back up. I forgot to do that on the tab;

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blackngray70 10 Aug 28, 2017 09:27 AM

great tab thanks

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