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Notes??Help!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by CrazyMobster, Sep 24, 2005.


  1. CrazyMobster

    CrazyMobster

    Sep 24, 2005
    Hi i just got a bass guitar and im learning to play. I got the tabs down but how do you read the sheet music for bass guitars. I looked on the internet but couldnt find anything helpfull. Im not sure where to post this sorry. Thankyou
     
  2. Music is written on a staff which is made up of 5 lines and 4 spaces which are between the lines. Every line and space is a note. Some notes have to go above the staff, and some have to go below.


    B
    --A----
    G
    --F----
    E
    --D----
    C
    --B----
    A
    --G----
    F
    E

    ---------------------------------------------0(G)-2(A) 4(B)
    ------------------------------0(D)-2(E)-3(F)
    ---------------0(A)-2(B)-3(C)----
    0(E)-1(F)-3(G)----------

    The 5 lines on the staff are GBDFA or (Good Bassists Do Fine Always)
    The 4 spaces on the staff are ACEG or (All Cows Eat Grass)

    The G on the first line of the staff is the 3rd fret on your E string.

    A is your open A string, B is the 2nd fret on the A string. C is the third fret on the A string.

    D is your open D string, E is the 2nd fret on the D string, F is the 3rd fret on your D string.

    G is your open G string, A is the 2nd fret on the G string, and B is the 4th gret on the G string

    My advice, get a book. Most of them will teach you the basics better than I can.
     
  3. Geezerman

    Geezerman

    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
  4. CrazyMobster

    CrazyMobster

    Sep 24, 2005
    ok cool thanks ill start learning that too
     
  5. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    reading music is a waste of time. tabz rule- thats how i learned how to play EVERYTHING even teh jazz.
     
  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Wrong forum. Moved.
     
  7. Uh-oh...
     
  8. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR

    Be afraid.