Fretboard Knowledge

Fretboard Fundamentals

4 Lessons Easy

About this course

An octave is the distance of twelve semitones from two musical notes. It is called an octave because it is the note eight away from the root note in a seven-note scale – it’s the same as the root note only higher. Octaves are used loads in bass lines but are also important to know because you can find notes on the fretboard and play patterns all over the neck very easily and quickly. All this just by knowing a few patterns.

This video lesson takes you through five very useful shapes that will unlock the fretboard for you in no time. Check out more fretboard knowledge lessons  here .


5 Octave Patterns For Bass Players

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Course Structure

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How To Find Notes On The Bass

All the best players know their way around the bass neck. This lesson will teach you how to find ANY note acroos the entire range of the bass fretboard. Prepare to make complete sense of your bass!

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Three Points On The Fretboard You Should Know

Learn three points across the fretboard you can use as anchor points to quickly identify surrounding notes.

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Joe Satriani Note Learning Exercise For Bass Guitar

Learn how to quickly find ANY note anywhere across the entire bass neck.

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Really Useful Octave Patterns

Octaves are used in bass lines all the time and also act as beacons to highlight notes all over the neck.