Watch the Chromatic & Accidentals online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Stu Hamm U: Bass Basics

Now we are going to learn the names and positions of all the notes on your Bass. We will do this by playing a chromatic scale up and down the neck on each of the open strings. This will help you to familiarize yourself with the notes and eventually visualize the entire neck harmonically. We’ll also be introduced to “enharmonics”, which is when the same pitch will be named differently according to what key you are in and what direction you are moving on the neck. You will understand the difference between an A sharp and a B flat! We will also get used to using all four fingers to fret the notes and how to keep from having “flying fingers” so that your left hand will be in a good position to make it easy to get the notes out.