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(@dubyatf)
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Hi all!

I'm looking for a spreadsheet I can edit to fill in to help me practice my scales (and learn the notes on the fretboard). I thought I remember seeing one online somewhere. Any ideas?

Thanks.


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Make your own - seriously, the time you invest working out each step/half step etc will imprint the information on your brain permanently. I've always found - the hard way! - that things I spend time on something working out for myself tend to stay in the memory more than things I've read.

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(@danlasley)
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While Vic is correct, this might be a useful place to start.
https://www.guitarnoise.com/faq.php?id=129


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(@greybeard)
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I don't have one with the notes, but I do have one with the frequencies (Hz) of the notes. :)

I started with nothing - and I've still got most of it left.
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(@dubyatf)
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You're right I should make my own - it would help with the learning process and help wire it down into my brain!
The way the Blues You Can Use book shows the pentatonic patterns and how they fit together up and down the fretboard - I found really helpful. If I come up with anything worthy of sharing I'll pass it along.

Thanks folks.
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(@dogbite)
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once I got a hold of some lap steels. I wanted alternative tunings on each. at first I was lost; where are the chords? etc.
I tool some paper and literally wrote down each note for each string for every fret. at once I saw chords(triads) up and down the neck. it demystified lap steel tuning right away. I haven't forgotten most of those paper exercises.

Vic is right. you ill get a better grasp doing this.

there are fretboard sites on the interweb.
fretpro.com is an interactive one.

it is good you are looking into this as a learning plyer.

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(@raistx)
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Try this link.

http://www.zentao.com/guitar/theory/neck-diagrams.html

Print as many as you need

I find its easier to remember if I use a pen instead of typing on a PC.


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(@mmoncur)
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I like this one:

http://www.studybass.com/tools/chord-scale-note-printer/

You can choose a scale, a chord, a mode, etc. and it will give you a nice diagram of the notes on the whole neck.


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(@dubyatf)
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hey both those links rock! I can print out blanks and pencil-whip them or print out something a bit more refined and learn more about modes (think that's right) with the studybass site.

thanks again. m/


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(@jackss565)
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All good, thanks


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(@corbind)
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Pretty cool! God, nice to seen new things every day.

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