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Riff Raff
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I made a spreadsheet for myself to help me memorize my fretboard and I thought I would share it with all of you. There is one for 4-string bass and another for 6-string guitar. Let me know what you think.

You can download them here:

http://mysite.verizon.net/dsword/FB-Guitar.xls
http://mysite.verizon.net/dsword/FB-Bass.xls

You will need to have Microsoft Excel installed on your computer.


   
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Morpheus
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It seems like a nice tool to save on my laptop. It's good to have something entertaining to do when you could be doing WORK.

Thank you.


   
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diredigits
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Thanks for posting this. I surely will make use of it.


   
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Montezuma
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Nice work.
If you like this kind of thing (indeed, its good to hunch over the laptop screen and appear to be working :twisted: ) you should also check out the free software at:
http://www.tabguitarlessons.com Its called fretpro.
Cheers
Ola

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clideguitar
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Thanks there RIFF RAFF! For BARRE Chords I try to remember the notes (well chords) at the 3'rd , 5'th, 7'th and 9'th frets for
E and A.

Bob Jessie


   
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Wattsiepoops
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Very nice, just downloaded it in college and it took me 5 minutes to do, if i do that every day ill know the fret board in no time :lol:

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Ghost Rider
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I really like this. Thanks riff raff. Using Excel for such a cool purpose, really seems like "sticking it to the man".

Ghost Rider 8)

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Dagwood
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Once you get the 5th and 6th strings memorized (ie for barre chords and power chords).

Here's a cool way to find notes on the 4th and 3rd string.

I call it the 2x2 rule. Take the note on either the 5th or 6th strings.

Say... root 6 3rd fret....... a "G" right?
Now, go down two strings and up(toward the body) two frets....2x2 = 4th string 5th fret...right? Guess what..its a "G".

Root 5, 5th fret...quick.... its a "D" 2x2 3rd string 7th fret.... also a "D"

This only works where the root is on the 5th or 6th strings and only with "Standard Tuning"....so far as I can tell. :)

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. - Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)


   
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