The Fretboard is a pretty featureless thing so it makes "some" sense to see it for what it is...a piece of wood with some strings and frets.

This point of view tends to lead guitarists down the path of learning the fretboard graphically ...which usually means memorizing scales as shapes, chords as shapes and notes as locations upon a coordinate grid. And while these perspectives are definitely useful, they are very INCOMPLETE! Why?

  • How music, in general, works is based on a knowledge of the building blocks of music (musical notes and their locations upon the fretboard).  Note knowledge IS the fundemental grammer of music.  Knowing this stuff is POWER.
  • Knowing the grammer of music will always enable you to make "connections" between musical concepts far more efficiently than gathering random information (think INTERWEBS) that doesn't ground itself in this grammer.  This can lead to INFORMATION OVERWHELM. 
  • Can you imagine recognizing a word but not knowing the letters that make it up?  Seems strange right?  But guitarists do this all the time.  A chord is a recognizable shape (word).  A scale is a recognizable pattern (word).  And yet these things are built from NOTES (the letters of the word).  In fact, it's the notes that make the shape.  Knowing this stuff privides tremendous INSIGHT.

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