RE­LAT­ING TAB TO YOUR FRET­BOARD

Guitar Techniques - - MUSIC -

HAND LA­BELLING

here are the ab­bre­vi­a­tions used for each fin­ger: Fret­ting hand: 1,2, 3, 4, (t) pick­ing hand: p (thumb), i (first fin­ger), m (sec­ond), a (third), c (fourth). CHORD EX­AM­PLE the di­a­gram rep­re­sents the G chord in the photo. the ‘o’ sym­bol is an open string, and a cir­cled num­ber is a fret­ting fin­ger. in­ter­vals are shown below.

SCALE EX­AM­PLE

the di­a­gram shows the fret-hand fin­ger­ing for the a ma­jor scale (root notes in black). the photo shows part of the scale be­ing played on the fourth string with first, third and fourth fin­gers.

NUT & FRET­BOARD

the fret­box di­a­gram above rep­re­sents the fret­board ex­actly, as seen in the ac­com­pa­ny­ing photo. this is for ease of vi­su­al­is­ing a fret­board scale or chord shape quickly. CHORD EX­AM­PLE (WITH CAPO) the blue line rep­re­sents a capo – for this a chord, place it at fret 2. ca­pos change the fret num­ber or­der­ing – here, the orig­i­nal fret 5 now be­comes fret 3, fret 7 now fret 5, etc.

TAP­PING & HAR­MON­ICS

the left box shows an a mi­nor pen­ta­tonic scale with added tapped notes sig­ni­fied by ‘t’s. above shows a cmaj9 (no 3rd) with har­mon­ics at the 12th fret.

a ma­jor scale

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