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Visualizing the Fretboard - Introduction

Tom Quayle 164 lessons

Hi there guys!

Welcome to this tutorial on how to Visualize the Fretboard. This tutorial is going to deal with learning major scales and their modes and how to visualize them on the guitar.

I'm sure in your time as a guitarist you've come across those books that have diagrams of scales all over the fretboard. You know, the ones with a fretboard covered in dots looking like it's got the worst case of measles known to man! These make learning scales a huge challenge - there's just no way you're ever going to remember where all those notes are.

We need a more concise method for learning and remembering scales all over the fretboard. I'm going to present a system to you which I devised using only 3 repeating fingering patterns to learn a Major scale and it's modes all over the neck. In this case G major.

Once you've finished this lesson, it's vital that you try these ideas in other keys in order to really understand how they relate to being able to play all over the fretboard.

In the next video I'll show you the 3 fingerings and we'll start to apply them to scales.

Let me know in the forums if you have any questions or requests! Cheers, Tom

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