2 Octave Open Position Major Scales For Bass Guitar

author: LoveThyBass date: 03/26/2009 category: scales
rating: 7.4 / votes: 9 
The following is a listing of all the open position Major scales for bass guitar, in two octaves, written in tab. The reason I decided to post this was because my guitar teacher at my school, Dr. Frank DiBussolo, is teaching my guitar technique class about open scales. He says that they're good to know when soloing. So I figured I would help you to not waste your time and figure them all out like I did by posting them here. Don't forget to comment me and check out my profile. Their in the order of the Circle of fifths, sharps first then flats. C Major
G[---------0-2-4-5-7-9-10-12-14-16-17-]
D[---0-2-3----------------------------]
A[-3----------------------------------]
E[------------------------------------]
   C D E F G A B C D E F  G  A  B  C
G Major
G[---------------0-2-4-5-7-9-11-12-]
D[---------0-2-4-------------------]
A[---0-2-3-------------------------]
E[-3-------------------------------]
   G A B C D E F#G A B C D E F# G
D Major
G[-------0-2-4-6-7-9-11-12-14-16-18-19-]
D[-0-2-4-------------------------------]
A[-------------------------------------]
E[-------------------------------------]
   D E F#G A B C#D E F# G  A  B  C# D
A Major
G[-------------1-2-4-6-7-9-11-13-14-]
D[-------0-2-4----------------------]
A[-0-2-4----------------------------]
E[----------------------------------]
   A B C#D E F#G#A B C#D E F# G# A
E Major
G[-------------------1-2-4-6-8-9-]
D[-------------1-2-4-------------]
A[-------0-2-4-------------------]
E[-0-2-4-------------------------]
   E F#G#A B C#D#E F#G#A B C#D#E
B Major (If you call it an open scale, it doesent use any open strings, same thing as Cb Major.)
G[-----------1-3-4-6-8-9-11-13-15-16-]
D[-----1-2-4-------------------------]
A[-2-4-------------------------------]
E[-----------------------------------]
   B C#D#E F#G#A#B C#D#E F# G# A# B
F# Major (Again, no open strings, same thing as Gb Major.)
G[-----------------1-3-4-6-8-10-11-]
D[-----------1-3-4-----------------]
A[-----1-2-4-----------------------]
E[-2-4-----------------------------]
   F#G#A#B C#D#E#F#G#A#B C#D#E# F#
C# Major (no open strings, same thing as Db Major.)
G[---------1-3-5-6-8-10-11-13-15-17-18-]
D[---1-3-4-----------------------------]
A[-4-----------------------------------]
E[-------------------------------------]
   C#D#E#F#G#A#B#C#D#E# F# G# A# B# C#
Bb Major
G[-----------0-2-3-5-7-8-10-12-14-15-]
D[-----0-1-3-------------------------]
A[-1-3-------------------------------]
E[-----------------------------------]
   BbC D EbF G A BbC D EbF  G  A  Bb
Eb Major
G[-----0-1-3-5-7-8-10-12-13-15-17-19-20-]
D[-1-3----------------------------------]
A[--------------------------------------]
E[--------------------------------------]
   EbF G AbBbC D EbF  G  Ab Bb C  D  Eb
Ab Major
G[-------------0-1-3-5-6-8-10-12-13-]
D[---------1-3----------------------]
A[---1-3-4--------------------------]
E[-4--------------------------------]
   AbBbC DbEbF G AbBbC DbEbf  G  Ab
Db Major (no open strings, same thing as C# Major.)
G[---------1-3-5-6-8-10-11-13-15-17-18-]
D[---1-3-4-----------------------------]
A[-4-----------------------------------]
E[-------------------------------------]
   DbEbF GbAbBbC DbEbF  Gb Ab Bb C  Db
Gb Major (no open strings, same as F# Major
G[-----------------1-3-4-6-8-10-11-]
D[-----------1-3-4-----------------]
A[-----1-2-4-----------------------]
E[-2-4-----------------------------]
   GbAbBbCbDbEbF GbAbBbCbDbEbF  Gb
Cb Major (no open strings, same thing as B Major.)
G[-----------1-3-4-6-8-9-11-13-15-16-]
D[-----1-2-4-------------------------]
A[-2-4-------------------------------]
E[-----------------------------------]
   CbDbEbFbGbAbBbCbDbEbFbGb Ab Bb Cb
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