How To Learn Guitar Fretboard Theory

Note names, intervals, inversion, chords building

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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.

Learning the fretboard does not mean only memorizing the names of the notes. Even if this is a mandatory step if you want to become an accomplished guitar player, you should also learn the relationship among the notes, how to stack intervals for building chords, their inversion, where to find octaves on the neck, and so forth. The following tutorials will help you unlock the fretboard and master its secrets.

Being able to move freely up and down the neck is the best feeling you can have on the guitar! On this page you find resources that will hep you master the fretboard like a pro!

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Fretboard Theory Tutorials:

Fretboard Navigation Tricks

In this Q&A post 11 guitar experts share their strategies to manage the guitar fretboard. Discover different approaches and tricks to facilitate fingerboard navigation.


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.


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..


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!.


A lesson with John March, Ted Greene’s dedicated student

The past week I had the honor and the pleasure to take a lesson with John March, Ted Greene’s dedicated student. Here's what happened.


The circle of fifths on guitar

The circle of fifths is a way to organize musical keys in a logical way. Starting from the C key tonality, that has no accidents, following the circle sharps or flats are added. This article will help you learn the circle of fifths on guitar through diagrams created with Fachords Guitar Scales Generator..


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.


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