A Major Scale on Bass

Here you can learn how to play the Major Scale in the key of A on the Bass. As well as the scale notes, degrees and patterns of the A Major Scale, where available we also provide suggested Bass fingerings. In the Bass view below, you can display the notes of the A Major Scale mapped out onto the Bass fretboard and switch between the notes, degrees, intervals or, if we have them, suggested Bass fingerings.

Notes Ascending

A, B, C♯, D, E, F♯, G♯, A

Notes Descending

A, G♯, F♯, E, D, C♯, B, A

Pattern Ascending

T, T, S, T, T, T, S

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Pattern Descending

S, T, T, T, S, T, T

S = Semitone, T = Tone (2 Semitones)

Intervals Ascending

A > A0Perfect Unison (P1)
A > B2Major 2nd (M2)
A > C♯4Major 3rd (M3)
A > D5Perfect 4th (P4)
A > E7Perfect 5th (P5)
A > F♯9Major 6th (M6)
A > G♯11Major 7th (M7)
A > A12Perfect Octave (P8)

Intervals Descending

A > A0Perfect Unison (P1)
A > G♯1minor 2nd (m2)
A > F♯3minor 3rd (m3)
A > E5Perfect 4th (P4)
A > D7Perfect 5th (P5)
A > C♯8minor 6th (m6)
A > B10minor 7th (m7)
A > A12Perfect Octave (P8)

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