1. Home

G Major Scale on Bass

By

1 of 6

G Major Scale

The G major scale is perhaps the first major scale you should learn as a bassist. The key of G major is a very common choice for songs in all genres of music, and it is simple to learn.

The key of G Major has one sharp. The notes of the G major scale are G, A, B, C, D, E and F#. This key is nice on the bass guitar because all of the open strings are part of it, and the first string is the root.

Besides G major, there are other scales that use the same key (these are modes of the G major scale). Most notably, the E minor scale has the same notes, making it the relative minor of G major. When you see one sharp in the key signature for a piece of music, it is probably in either G major or E minor.

This article goes over how to play a G major scale in various places on the fretboard. You may wish to review bass scales and hand positions before reading on.

  1. About.com
  2. Home
  3. Guitar
  4. Bass Guitar
  5. Bass Guitar Lessons
  6. G Major Scale on Bass - Play a G Major Scale on the Bass Guitar

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.