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Notes on bass guitar

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by bassnewbie11, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. bassnewbie11


    Jul 18, 2003
    Can someone direct to me to some place online that shows all the notes on a bass guitar? like I mean i want to know what note, for example, 5th fret on A string is.
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    That would be D... and i forgot where i learned them but i did... and now i have them memorized... but.. i dont know where i saw them... i think it was in a book.
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    copyright David Lee 2002

    some TB'er made this last year and I saved a copy to my webserver for linking to in just such a situation.

    Thanks Dave
  4. bassnewbie11


    Jul 18, 2003
    above link isnt working for me
  5. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    my server went down earlier today... hopefully the host will fix it soon :meh:
  6. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    You could always make one for yourself.

    This is all you will need:

    1. The starting pitch of each open string
    2. A chromatic scale

    Here is an E chromatic scale to get started:

    E F F# G G# A A# B C C# D D# E

    When you reach the octave ('E' again), just repeat said pattern over until you run out of frets.

    Keep in mind that those accidentals can be flats as well. So from a fret number standpoint, F# = Gb, C# = Db, etc.