E Mixolydian Mode on Bass

Here you can learn how to play the Mixolydian Mode in the key of E on the Bass. As well as the scale notes, degrees and patterns of the E Mixolydian Mode, where available we also provide suggested Bass fingerings. In the Bass view below, you can display the notes of the E Mixolydian Mode mapped out onto the Bass fretboard and switch between the notes, degrees, intervals or, if we have them, suggested Bass fingerings.

Notes Ascending

E, F♯, G♯, A, B, C♯, D, E

Notes Descending

E, D, C♯, B, A, G♯, F♯, E

Pattern Ascending

T, T, S, T, T, S, T

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Pattern Descending

T, S, T, T, S, T, T

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Intervals Ascending

E > E0Perfect Unison (P1)
E > F♯2Major 2nd (M2)
E > G♯4Major 3rd (M3)
E > A5Perfect 4th (P4)
E > B7Perfect 5th (P5)
E > C♯9Major 6th (M6)
E > D10minor 7th (m7)
E > E12Perfect Octave (P8)

Intervals Descending

E > E0Perfect Unison (P1)
E > D2Major 2nd (M2)
E > C♯3minor 3rd (m3)
E > B5Perfect 4th (P4)
E > A7Perfect 5th (P5)
E > G♯8minor 6th (m6)
E > F♯10minor 7th (m7)
E > E12Perfect Octave (P8)

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