Bass Guitar Scales

Bass Guitar Scales

Sharps Fingering Chart For Bass Guitar Scales December 8, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — flutelfrio @ 10:40 am

Hello!

For all of you who aren’t quite familiar with note names on the bass guitar, here are four fingering charts. I’ve written them in notation and tab, with the note names spelled out in between.

In case you’re wondering # means sharp, and b means flat. Really, the flat sign should look better but a lowercase b suffices.

When learning the note names, it’s easier to practice sharps when you are ascending and flats when you are descending.

These are the natural notes and sharps, the flats are coming soon!

The G String

The D String

The A String

The E String

How to practice this material

  • Tackle one string at a time!
  • Concentrate on the natural notes first (the ones that don’t end with #)
  • Once you’ve got the naturals, the sharps are only one fret higher. On the G string for example: A is played on the second fret and A# is played on the third fret
  • Work on a few close together frets at a time. Twelve is too many!
  • Finally, identify pitches of the same name on different strings. An example: Find a C on the G string (fifth fret), on the D string (10th fret), on the A string (3rd fret), on the E string (8th fret). Do this for each and every pitch.

Enjoy!

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