G Major Scale Bass Lesson

G Major Scale Bass Positions And Tabs: All 7 Shapes Revealed

Learn how to play the G major scale on bass with this comprehensive lesson.

This is a G Major Scale Bass Lesson.

In this lesson you’ll learn:

  • How to play the scale
  • The notes in the scale
  • Multiple ways to visualize G Major on the fretboard

The G major scale, and its modes, is one of the most commonly used scales in music, so it’s essential to learn.

Let’s check it out.

G major scale bass fretboard diagram (showing intervals)

All of these positions are played as 3 notes-per-string shapes (NPS). There are other ways to memorize the G major scale across the fretboard, but this is the easiest way in my experience.

It’s important to note that G major scale has the same notes as the E minor scale. This is because E minor is the relative minor of G major.

This is good news for you, because you’ll have all of the notes down for 2 highly essential scales/ keys.

G Major Scale Bass Fretboard Diagram with Intervals

G Major Scale One Octave Bass Fingering

G Major Scale One Octave Bass Shape Showing Intervals

Notes in the G major scale

G-A-B-C-D-E-F# are the notes in the G major scale, for bass guitar and any other instrument.

Chords in the G major scale

Understanding the chords in the G major scale is vital for composition, accompaniment, and improvisation.

G MajorA MinorB MinorC MajorD MajorE MinorF# Dim.
G Maj.7A Min.7B Min.7C Maj.7D7E Min. 7F# Min.7b5
Chords in the G Major scale, organized diatonically

G major scale bass: All positions

Position 1

Position 2

Position 3

Position 4

Position 5

Position 6

Position 7

G Major scale bass all positions audio

G major scale bass tab PDF

What’s Next?

The G major scale is used A LOT in music. But do you know what scale is used more? The C Major Scale.

C major is one of the easiest scales to memorize because off its notes are natural. So make sure you don’t skip learning it.

Now, if you’re looking for a fun and easy way to apply the G major scale on bass, then check out my Gorillaz Feel Good Inc Bass Tab. As long as you’re playing the song in standard tuning, you’ll be playing in the key of G.

Lastly, here’s a post to brush up on your bass technique. Playing bass scale shapes is easier when your technique is refined.

Have a great day, fellow bassist, and thanks for reading!