Hi all, I was just wondering if someone can help clarrify something for me... I now scales are important, but I am wondering if Chord Tones/Arpeggio's are even more important to practice... R, 3, 5, b7, etc. Being that a bass players job is to play over chord changes I never understood why some bass player only practice scales... Questions: Isn't it more important to practice the chord tones? Do you all look at your fretboard as chord or scale degrees rather then the actual notes...Meaning do you all think in terms of C, E, G, Bb or rather R, 3, 5, b7? When learning to play bass is it better to start learning scales and chord arpeggio's then after learn songs? Or rather just start learning songs right away? Thanks, Kalo!