Instructions:

My notion of an ideal user manual is "Click on stuff until you figure it out."

If the above short form fails to enlighten you as to the ins and outs of the program, contact me and I'll try to help.

Hints For Scales

When the program starts the selected root note is "E" and the selected scale is "Chromatic"

To change the root note click on the dropdown box.

To change the scale use the scrolling box in the middle.

Click on the speaker (middle of screen) to play the current key once through.

Clicking on the rabbit will morph to a turtle with resulting change in playback speed.

As you have most likely already discovered, passing the mouse over the note blobs will play that note.

Hints For Ear Training

Click on the "?" in the middle of the note blobs (on the right) to select a mystery note.

To hear the mystery again, click on the speaker to the right.

To hear the mystery note over and over again, click on the recycle button below the speaker, then activate the speaker again.

Clicking on the recycle button again will turn off the repeat.

If you would like to select more than one mystery note at a time, click on the number digit in the word Bass of the title. This will cycle between 1 and 5 mystery notes.

General Hints

When working with more than one mystery note it is possible to stumble upon interesting sequences. After guessing the notes, I like to put the mystery sequence playback on repeat and then play along with my bass guitar. Helps with developing rock solid timing and sometimes introduces new and interesting movement patterns for my fingers.

I find picking the notes directly on screen to be good training, but don't forget to pick the notes out on the guitar. Put the mystery sequence playback on repead and pick on the guitar until you have the full sequence then use the mouse to "test" yourself.

Observations

Because the mystery patterns can be spread all over the fretboard I have found this very useful for breaking my tight (close proximity) type of finger patterns.

Surprises

Below are a few bass tabs that I stumbled on while doing the ear training.

The fingerings on these are odd enough that I don't believe I would have naturally come up with these. Which also means they are good grooves to expand my fingering strength and skill.

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----7-----5-------
-5-----8-----8----
----7-------------
-5--------7--5----
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-------7----------
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----7--8--7--5-------------
-8--------------8--7--8--5-
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-8----------------
----------5--7--5-
----6--8----------
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-------------------7-------
-7--8--------7--5----------
-------7--8-----------5--5-
-7--7--------------
----------7--5--7--
-------8-----------
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