Watch the Major Scale online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Stu Hamm U: Bass Basics

Here we will start putting together all of the Harmony that we have learned and learn how to construct the first and most common of the scales which we will talk about; the Major scale. Once again, if we start with our hand in the correct position, the notes and arpeggio will be literally, right at our fingertips. When you practice these exercises, please take your time to listen to the SOUND of the notes you are playing, and make them sound even and true. When we add the Major 10ths to this exercise you will be able to establish the tonality of any key in which you are asked to play, and figure out the correct scale to use to construct your bass line. This is also an exercise that I use every day as part of my warm-up routine.