I want to learn how the fretboard works

Music theory for guitar

Great choice! Learning the fretboard is definitely the best thing to do if you want to really improve your musical and improvisation skills. You'll learn how to build chords on the fly, without the need to memorize fixed shapes and patterns. Being able to move freely up and down the neck is the best feeling you can have on the guitar! Check the links below to learn about fretboard geometry, intervals, notes memorization tools and more

Online Fretboard Training Games

These tools will help you memorize notes on the fretboard in a fun way. You can challenge other guitar players and get your chance to be at the top of leaderboard!


Guitar fretboard Theory | Part 1

In this series of articles you'll learn guitar fretboard theory and geometry, understanding how it works and how to memorize the notes in an easy way.


Guitar Circle of Fifths Pdf

Here's a guitar pdf useful to master music theory: it contains the guitar neck notes maps of each musical key, visualized following the circle of fifth. A great visual aid to learn guitar the serious way.


Guitar Fretboard Theory | Part 2

This is the second part of the guitar fretboard theory lessons series. We're going to study thirds and fifths intervals and you'll get able to play any major and minor chord on every part of the neck.


Guitar triads explained

Guitar triads explained: in this article we will learn how to play triads on guitar and triads shapes and inversions, in particular for minor and major triads. Triads are a powerful weapon!.


Augmented and diminished triads

Guitar triads explained part 2: we're going to learn augmented and diminished triads. These kinds of triads create a dissonance and tension that must be resolved into a more relaxed chord .


Improve your fretboard knowledge with one simple exercise

In this article you'll learn an amazing, quick and simple exercise that will completely turn upside-down your fretboard knowledge, and improve the way you play guitar. It's all about breaking the cage of a vertical vision of the fretboard..


Online Guitar Lessons Guide:

Best online guitar lessons guide

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fachords ceo Hi there! I'm Gianca, a guitar teacher and a software engineer from Italy. I originally created this site to be a tool for my students, and now it's available, for free, to anyone looking to get better at guitar. If it's your first time here, jump to the welcome page. To stay updated on new articles and lessons click here

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