Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
This book is designed to help guide a beginning music theory dialogue between instructor and student in private one-on-one lessons. Six areas of beginning music theory are covered. The major scale, the natural minor scale, intervals, triads, seventh chords and harmonized major and minor scales. Fingerings, intervallic structures and note names are also diagrammed in each chapter.
It is highly recommended that this book is used in the course of study with a professional bass instructor, though many players have found the book to be useful in self-study. A good bass teacher will help explain and demonstrate theory concepts in a live setting and also shed additional light in terms of alternate fingerings, ear training and gaining full technical mastery of theory concepts across the entire fingerboard.
Diagram of Page Layout
Notes of the Staff
Notes of the Neck
Cycle of Fifths
The Whole Step - Half Step Relationship
Natural Minor Scale
Shifting Technique for Major and Minor Scales
Alphabetical Spelling - Intervals
Triads - Chord Structure
Alphabetical Spellings: Chords
Table of Triads & 7th Chords
Chords of the Major and Minor Scale
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