Fretboard Positions Diagram: A Guitar Fretboard Unscrambler

Marc Scheffel
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Your Guitar Wants To Be Understood!

It's here, yes, it's possible. A single Diagram can show you how to play any Major and Minor Scale and their Modes, any Major and Minor Pentatonic Scale and their Modes, how to build Chords, and to make and identify Intervals, from one end of the guitar fretboard to the other!  It's now offered in this book, ready to help you play great guitar!

The Fretboard Positions Diagram brings the main Scales, Modes, Chords, and Intervals together on the fretboard and illustrates their relationships, which in turn helps in learning and remembering them. When you know the Diagram for one Key, it's then a matter of choosing a Position and using it at the proper fret to play in other Major and Minor Keys.

What you'll have in this book:

• The Fretboard Positions Diagram with full color Fingering Patterns on a 24 fret guitar neck

• A thorough collection of the Fretboard Positions Diagram for all of the Major Keys

• Extensive collections of specific Reference Diagrams for each of the 84 Modes of the Major Keys, for the Modes over their mated Triads within each Position, and for all of the Minor Keys

• Coverage of musical principles for Major and Minor Scales, Major and Minor Keys, Intervals, Chords, Modes, typical Chords in a song, Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales, and Solos and Improvising using Scales and Modes

• Coverage of CAGED on the guitar fretboard

• Relating the Blues Scale, the Harmonic Minor Scale, and the Melodic Minor Scale to the Fretboard Positions Diagram

• All kinds of musical insights and epiphanies brought together in one place

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About the author

Marc Scheffel is a lifelong guitar player and researcher of musical theory and methods as related to guitar. His style influences are in rock, guitar solos, finger-picking, metal music, and fusion artists. He is the author of Fretboard Positions Diagram: A Guitar Fretboard Unscrambler. It's a full color illustrated book which was written to help relieve confusion in the guitar world about playing scales and modes, how to apply them over chords and in various keys, and how chords and intervals are derived and formed on the fretboard.

Marc and his wife Jeanne live in Missouri and only have one of four children still at home. They just became Grandparents so Marc has a fresh guitarist to share his love of music with.

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Marc Scheffel
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Published on
Oct 12, 2013
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Pages
218
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ISBN
9781492856559
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Language
English
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Genres
Music / Musical Instruments / Guitar
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Book two in the Fretboard Theory series picks up where the first volume leaves off and takes your guitar playing and musical knowledge to a whole new level. You learn advanced applications and new musical concepts. There is information for rhythm guitarists, lead guitarists, improvisers, and composers. Each chapter focuses on applications found in popular music and includes familiar song references.

* Gain new perspective on keys and tonalities so that you have total control over the music you play
* Get to know scale formulas and new number systems so you know music from the inside out
* Push to and resolve on chords using dominant function and voice leading
* Change keys, borrow chords, and mix modes in order to add more variety to your chord progressions
* Get jazzy by using chromatic, diminished, and augmented passing chords
* Become a more proficient lead guitarist by narrowing your focus to the scale patterns preferred by the pros
* Make your lead lines more melodic and give them more direction with chord tone soloing
* Create new sounds and new chord progressions with the harmonic minor scale
* Add more depth and dimension to your playing by using pedal point and pedal tones

Video
Fretboard Theory Volume II is also available as a 12-hour video series that is sold separately on the author's GuitarMusicTheory.com website. Visit the website and sign up for email lessons to sample the footage.

Level: Recommended for intermediate level players on up who have already completed the first volume of Fretboard Theory.

“3 Shape Fretboard by Gareth Evans is a thorough workbook for learning to understand and play scales on the guitar. The sheer number of different scales and modes may seem overwhelming, but the knowledge of the three basic shapes and a basic understanding of intervals will help a lot in seeing through the jungle. A tour de force of fretboard and scale knowledge” -- Mathias Lang, Guitar Teacher & Composer (Netherlands) 

3-Shape Fretboard is for intermediate to advanced guitarists interested in learning how to work out guitar scales and arpeggios for themselves. Being able to create guitar scales and arpeggios yourself can give a better understanding, while knowing the logic behind them can make them more meaningful and therefore easier to learn.

The Major Scale: It all starts with the major scale, the basis of music. All other scales and arpeggios can be defined in comparison to this scale. The book reflects this in practical terms by categorising the major scale into three different fundamental shapes, which once understood, can be used as templates to figure out other guitar scales and arpeggios.

The CAGED System: This system can help to understand the larger CAGED guitar scale shapes in terms of their single octave components. For example, the five CAGED shapes for the major (or minor) pentatonic scales that each contain twelve notes, can be learned as only two shapes of five notes, which are joined end to end to give us the five full CAGED shapes.

What Else? 

>> Various 3-Note per string scales can be understood as the same combination of single octave component types.

>> See how basic major and minor chords are formed from within scales and look at triad and 7th chord based harmony.

>> Each scale and arpeggio type has a question, with the answer at the back of the book in guitar tablature.

>> 3-Shape Fretboard contains 600 fretboard diagrams.

>> Intervals are grouped together in the context of the scales they are intended for, which can provide a foundation for learning intervals individually on the fretboard.

Please Note: The eBook includes diagrams not suitable for smaller screens.

"A logical and thorough approach to understanding scales, intervals and arpeggios on the guitar. All related to the universal CAGED idea of fretboard layout. Plenty to study and apply to your playing." -- Hedley Timbs, BA(Mus), Grad.Dip. Teaching (New Zealand)

"I think the 3 pattern approach is very interesting and well documented. There is lots of good material and I like the approach. Very well organised, complete and clear with plenty of diagrams." -- Fabien Aubry, Composer, Arranger & Producer (Switzerland)
Do you love sitting at home playing guitar, but find yourself playing the same old things over and over without making much progress?

When other musicians invite you to jam, do you worry that you won’t be able to keep up?

Are you a veteran guitarist who has played for years, but you’re embarrassed to admit you have no idea what you’re doing?

If you want to take your guitar playing to the next level, compose songs like you hear on the radio, and improvise your own music, then you need Fretboard Theory.

Fretboard Theory by Desi Serna teaches music theory for guitar including scales, chords, progressions, modes and more. The hands-on approach to theory shows you how music "works" on the guitar fretboard by visualizing shapes and patterns and how they connect to make music.

Content includes:

* Learn pentatonic and major scale patterns as used to play melodies, riffs, solos, and bass lines


* Move beyond basic chords and common barre chords by playing the types of chord inversions and chord voicings used by music's most famous players


* Chart guitar chord progressions and play by numbers like the pros
* Identify correct scales to play over chords and progressions so you can improvise at will


* Create new sounds with music modes and get to know Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian


* Add variety to your playing by using intervals such as thirds, fourths, and sixths


* Increase your chord vocabulary by using added chord tones and extensions to play chord types such as major 7, minor 7, sus2, sus4, add9, and more


* Learn how all the different aspects of music fit together to make a great song


* See how theory relates to popular styles of music and familiar songs

Fretboard Theory will have you mastering music like a pro easier and faster than you ever thought possible. Plus, it's the ONLY GUITAR THEORY RESOURCE in the world that includes important details to hundreds of popular songs. You learn how to play in the style of pop, rock, acoustic, blues, and more!

This guitar instruction is perfect whether you want to jam, compose or just understand the music you play better. The material is suitable for both acoustic and electric guitar, plus it features many references to bass.

Level: Recommended for intermediate level players on up.

Video

Fretboard Theory is also available as a 21-hour video series that is sold separately on the author's GuitarMusicTheory.com website. Visit the website and sign up for email lessons to sample the footage.

Fretboard Theory Volume II

When you're ready to take your playing to the next level, get the second book in the series, Fretboard Theory Volume II, which is also available as a 12-hour video series.


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