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Finding scales on guitar fretboard

 

Usage:

In Key bar choose key (tonality,root) and from vertical menu bar on the left choose scale you want to be displayed.
For formula explanations see Chord page

guitar scales on fretboard

On the right there is a list of equivalent scales. Two scales are equivalent if both of them contain exactly the same notes.

modes for guitar - modal scales

The list above simply reveals that instead C Chinese you can use much more common F Major pentatonic or D minor pentatonic.
 
Tip: Click on a string to hide/reveal its notes

 

If you are interested in fingerstyle playing then skipping some strings can really open your eyes to some patterns on guitar fretboard. Look for example Image below. This is an E Major scale but showing only 1st and 2nd string and bass (low E) string. Try improvising using just notes you see here and almost everything you play will sound good!

 

guitar fretboard scales

 

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