# Fretboard Interval Complete Diagrams

## Learn Intervals From Any Root Position

This tutorial contains only a few words and many diagrams, that will show you intervals of all kinds across all the fretboard.

Intervals are the building blocks of chords; if you want to know how to construct chords, you must learn your intervals and their inversion first.

We've already talked about intervals and chords in our complete guitar music theory complete tutorial (be sure to check the previous link if you've missed it); on this page, we're going to show you all the possible combinations of interval types and root positions.

## Interval Types

As you probably already know, an interval is basically a distance between two pitches.

Depending on the length of that distance, the interval assumes a different name.

Is not uncommon to have different names for the same distance (like the Perfect Fifth/Augmented Fourth one).

This are the so-called enharmonics

Pro tip: if you want to memorize fretboard intervals in a fun way, try our Fretboard Intervals Game.

Interval Distance (Semitones) Symbol
Root 0
Minor Second 1
Major Second 2
Minor Third 3
Major Third 4
Perfect Fourth 5
Diminished Fifth (Augmented Fourth) 6
Perfect Fifth 7
Minor Sixth 8
Major Sixth 9
Minor Seventh 10
Major Seventh 11
Octave 12

## Octave - The Most Helpful Interval

The most precious and useful interval that you can learn is the octave interval.

You can use it to quickly find the same note on another string, and thus move smoothly on the fretboard.

Take some time to study the diagram below: notice how octaves create the geometric shapes denoted as A, B and C, and how these shapes repeat themselves (in the same sequence A, B and C) across all the neck.

You should master octave intervals perfectly, they will be immensely useful.

### Full Fretboard Maps | Compact Visualization

Below are the interval maps showing one string at a time.

If you want a more compact visualization, with all the intervals in a given chord, please check my complete ebook Chords Domination

Compact visualization of the fretboard intervals in a Dominant 7 chord (from Chords Domination ebook)