Saturday, September 13, 2008

Back To Basics - The D and E Notes on the Fretboard

Here we have a trainer for the D and E notes. One on each Fretboard, you can find the D notes across the Fretboard in isolation of the other notes then do the same thing with the E note.The first and the sixth notes are open E strings which means that strumming them without fretting anything on the Fretboard gets you the E note. When you fret the 12th Fret on either string and strum/pluck it you get the E Note an Octave from the original note. To follow the discussion and learn more Guitar Information and Tips go to the - Discussions range from Blues Guitar, to Twang, to Country, to Rock, to Acoustic Guitar - in short, if it's played on a guitar you'll find a discussion about it at

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fretboard Diagram - C and A,B,C Notes in Relation

And here you can see the placement of the C note across the Fretboard as well as the relationship of the A, B and C notes to each other. Take note of the fact that the B and C notes are next to each other - a half step apart. The distance between the A and the B notes are a Whole Step apart. Looking at the last two posts and printing them out and working with them you can find yourself halfway towards mastery of the Fretboard. As always for a complete discussion of these topics find yourself at the Truefire Forum here.


Back to Basics - The A and B Notes on the Fretboard

Another diagram to help if you are attempting to memorize the notes on the Fretboard. Memorizing the notes on the fretboard is a necessary thing to do if you are attempting to understand and learn Music Theory for the Guitar. To read a discussion about Beginning Guitar follow this link
to the forum.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Pentatonic Scale Patterns in Gmaj

Alright, after some suggestions as to the best way to illustrate this I have created another Pentatonic Scale Patterns in Gmajor . It's the same as the Scale Patterns in the post below except that the numbering relates to the Gmajor Scale itself. That means where the Red Number One is you'll find all across the scale - the G note. The key in the corner gives you the five notes that are used in this fingering of the Pentatonic Scale. I've got this tacked up next to the place I practice my guitar so I can reinforce the notes and the fingerings. They say that it's a good idea to take each pattern and go up and down the fretboard and I've found out that 'they' know what they are talking about. Also, while you are trying to learn all the notes -and it's possible, don't despair if you find it difficult, while you are trying to learn all of the notes you are importantly here - learning the fingerings independent of the notes you see here in this version for the Gmaj scale.
As always, you can follow the discussion and find more fretboard maps that are easy to read and understandable here and at the Truefire Forum

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Pentatonic Scale Patterns

Here is the Pentatonic Scale Patterns, all five of them from the open strings on to the twelfth frets. The things to know about this form are that the patterns would go on further repeating. I'm thinking that this is the E Minor Pentatonic Scale. I've put a box around each of the five shapes, the color of the text corresponds to the color of the box and the words of the text are right next to the box pattern they are referring to. As simple as I can make it, I think. You can click on the picture and it'll come up full size and then you can print a big bright picture suitable for framing. Well, I mean, if you like that sort of thing. :)


C Major Scale - in colors and numbers!

Okay, here is my second in a series of Fretboard Diagrams designed carefully and with much thought and foresight, to aid me in learning the Fretboard. I had an idea of how I visually wanted to have this information presented and went looking for someone else who might have done it. Lazy me of course. I couldn't find any that I was happy with or were of a size that was of any use. So, I did it myself. And if there is anyone else who is looking for a C Major Scale done in numbers with a number-note key on the side and of a size you can print to tack on on the wall or put in the notebook to look at - well look no further. Hope someone else finds this useful. It seems if you click on this it'll get to a proper size and you can print it from your computer, it should be about the size of a piece of paper. You can also find a discussion about this and other Guitar Theory questions Truefire Beginners Forum