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Fingerboard Chart  |  Scales  |  Arpeggios  |  Bass Patterns

I have played bass guitar for about 30 years. Although I believe it is helpful to read musical notation on the bass, I feel that most bass players use scales, arpeggios and some of their favorite memorized patterns played over the chord structure of a song. This page is devoted to showing the most common scales and arpeggios used by most bass players, as well as some interesting patterns that can be used over thousands of songs.