Hi, I am finally getting round to mastering scales and improvisation. Is it vital for me to remember all notes of scale I'm using and of my fretboard to reach maximum efficiency in the long run? note: I know the fret notes near the head allready Do most well known bassists do this? I am mostly interested in bassists who's bands have had success Ex: Joe Dart, Mark King, Stuart Zender, Paul Turner, Henrik Linder, Flea, Victor Wooten (exeption to this list). I want to be successful in band + be able to improvise live. But learning the notes of each scale by hearth and linking them with the fretboard (learnt by hearth aswell) is EXTREMELY time consuming. This is why I am wondering if it is Worth it.