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Octaves on the Fretboard

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Lissa, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Lissa


    Apr 21, 2009
    Octaves on a Bass Fretboard

    As a beginner, I wanted to find a pic. online to help me figure this out and couldn't; so I thought I'd post the one I made! It has the notes on the fretboard colored by octaves, and shows the corresponding notes on the staff. I only noted the sharps, so just keep in mind A# = Bb etc.

    Now realizing the bass is a transposing instrument, the notes on the staff are written an octave higher...This was my big Ah-ha moment!

    Attached Files:

  2. tpmiller08


    Mar 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Sweet! I needed something to help me learn the notes on standard notation. You rock!
  3. this is exactly what I was looking for
    thanks so much :)
  4. Synthax


    Nov 20, 2011
    SW PA
    You have no idea how this has helped me. :)

    Thank you
  5. Now add this to what you have"

    Major Scale Box. 
    G|---2---|-------|---3---|---4---| 1st string
    E|-------|---R---|-------|---2---|4th string
    The octave is up two strings and over two frets. Or....
    Back two frets and down two strings.

  6. Reflective


    Sep 6, 2009
    Wouldnt the second pdf (the range on the 12th fret and higher) take place much higher on the staff, like on the treble staff?

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