This book provides the bassist with an "escape" from being locked in 1st position on the bass neck and improves left hand technique. Helps bassists familiarize themselves with notes and patterns throughout the entire range of the instrument, exploring modes and scales in all 12 keys. Each scale group is presented in a "circle of fifths" format, starting with the scale or mode with no accidentals. Written in notation and tablature. Numbers are written below the tablature to suggest alternate fingerings; use of all the fingerings will enhance your ability to shift positions throughout the neck.