How To Play Bass Guitar – Lessons for Beginners – Chromatic Scales & Accidentals


Now we are going to learn the names and positions of all the notes on your Bass. We will do this by playing a chromatic scale up and down the neck on each of the open strings. This will help you to familiarize yourself with the notes and eventually visualize the entire neck harmonically. Well also be introduced to enharmonics, which is when the same pitch will be named differently according to what key you are in and what direction you are moving on the neck. You will understand the difference between an A sharp and a B flat! We will also get used to using all four fingers to fret the notes and how to keep from having flying fingers so that your left hand will be in a good position to make it easy to get the notes out.
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  1. So it's like a piano octave cdefgabc

  2. thank you for your video's. I have a question that may sound stupid, but I just got an Ibenez bass. You calling out the notes up is sharps and going down the neck are flats. I got that, but my question is when going up and down the neck on the same string and same fret how can they be both? For example the E string, going up the neck the note before E again is D, but that D note going down is an E Flat. I am not understanding that please help. Did I miss something in the beginning? Thank you

  3. what about a five string bass?

  4. Love the setup you have I have the same head I just need to get the cabinet

  5. Awesome … This helps alot! đŸ™‚

  6. lawlawlawlawlawlolz

    I don't know what to say. Uh…get a short scale?

  7. thanks pika pika

  8. ItsTheRealMusicMan

    Going from guitar to bass is reeeeeeally easy. Expected a bit more trouble.

  9. thanks for that mate!!!

  10. That was Boring. I thought transitioning from lead to bass would be hard. Lol

  11. I feel like my pinkie finger is too short for this four-finger nonsense.

  12. Ive just noticed my fingers are genetically screwed up, I mean they reallu dont look normal dammmmmn

  13. J V L I V S Photography

    Thanks. That helped out a lot. I have yet to own a bass, but I frequent Guitar Center as often as possible to practice the things I've learned from the bass tutorials.

  14. i think flats and sharps are the same notes, like g sharp is also a flat on treble cleff (and i think bass cleff, too)

  15. VerĂ³nica Molina


  16. Pham Nguyen Kim Thu

    Look seem easy but difficult to play.

  17. bass guitar is freaking difficult!

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