The nature of bass chords is they sound a bit muddier. In this example, we’ll play a Dm instead of a C because it sounds good with the whole progression.
Scales and Modes for Guitar
Are scales important for playing guitar? You bet! They are the cornerstone of a few things you absolutely need to know: such as chords and solos. But you don’t have to be a music theory expert to get this stuff. Start here with the beginner lessons and work your way up – we’ll teach you everything you need to know about scales and modes.
Scales are simply notes and, as notes, can be found all over the fretboard. While guitarists tend to learn these scales in set patterns, it’s possible to go beyond those basic patterns and create new ways to get around with your scales. Chris Juergensen shows you how in this terrific article.