Reading Horizontal Bass Guitar Scale Charts
You have already seen one way that a scale may be written, in
tablature form. Other ways that you will see scales written is
the format of a picture that will represents all of the notes
that are in the scale. You would play he scale starting on the
lowest sounding note, work your way to the highest, and then come
back down to the lowest note.
|This scale chart is written from the same perspective
as tablature. Meaning that the 4th string is the bottom line,
and the 1st string is the top line.
On the Internet you may also see a scale chart written using
just plain text. The numbers in this case indicate the fingers
that you should use.
|-1-|---|-3-|---| -1st string
|-1-|---|---|-4-| -4th string
Page 1, Scale basics
Page 3, Vertical scale charts