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Instructions

Are the notes written an octave too high? No — the bass is a transposing instrument.
Music for the bass is written one octave higher than pitch actually played.

Getting started

  • Click "Settings..." to change the way the drill works — you can control which notes you'll be asked, how to show the fingerboard (on its side? upright?), and if sounds will play.
  • Click "Start Drill" to see your first question.
  • You'll see a staff with a note on it. Identify the note by clicking the correct fingering on the fingerboard, using the finger tapes as reference (click on the nut for an open string).
  • If you get it right, you'll get another note to identify. If you were wrong the drill will "shake", and you can try again.
  • When you're done working, click "Stop Drill".

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