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In the previous guitar intervals lesson we learned how intervals are the building blocks of music, specifying the relative distance between pitches. Now it's time to transfer this knowledge to the fretboard and make some serious progress.

By working on the interval charts in this lesson, you'll be able to visualize any interval across the entire fretboard, no matter where your starting note may be. This translates into free flowing, intuitive improvisation skills and an ability to connect different musical elements e. It also means you won't get lost on the neck!

So although it's not the most exciting stuff to learn, put in the time now and I promise you'll never look back. In the previous part we laid out the intervals of the chromatic scale along a single string. This was our first step in visualizing intervals on the fretboard But we also need to know where intervals lie on other strings, no matter where our starting note is. You'll notice the charts show multiple positions for a given interval.

Look at the interval numbers - you'll see that intervals appear in multiple places in close proximity to a starting note 1. The below charts essentially combine the two elements. In short, these interval patterns are movable and represent the same notes on different strings. If in doubt, pick a spot on the fretboard and play through the notes shown in the diagram from the lowest to highest string or vice versa.

Starting on the 1st, 4th and 6th strings. Starting on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th strings. Try playing 1 and 3 together to hear it. That's why the two diagrams look inverted.

It's called "perfect" because of its high degree of consonance a feeling of unity when played together. So chord movements can also be considered in terms of intervals. After memorising these interval units, you should be able to play at least one octave per interval. For example, with the major 3rd interval, if 8 is the octave, you should be able to play 1 - 3 - 8, without hesitation. If you know the notes on the fretboard , you should be able to see which notes you're playing as you move through these interval relationships.

For example, 1 - 3 - 8 starting on C would be C - E - c small c for the octave! I personally don't feel this is as important as being able to see relative intervals, but the more you can get from this, the less work will be required later on.

You can also test your interval knowledge using this great training app. You may not realise this yet, but when you play through these interval sequences, you're actually building the solid ground work for playing arpeggios, chords and scales. Much of the work will already be done when you come to learn these elements in any depth. As soon as you move on to the arpeggio, chord theory and scale lessons, you'll likely experience a "eureka" moment.

It'll all suddenly come together. But we're not quite done with intervals yet! In the next and final intervals lesson, we'll cement this knowledge further by creating sequences of two and more intervals e. Please consider donating to fretjam and support the free lessons Have any questions, thoughts or ideas about this lesson? Let us know using the comments form below. Guitar Intervals on the Fretboard - Interval Patterns. Guitar Interval Charts to Aid Fretboard Memorization In the previous part we laid out the intervals of the chromatic scale along a single string.

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Guitar Intervals on the Fretboard - Interval Patterns

By: Matt Warnock. Click to Buy Intervallic Fretboard from Amazon. Most of us guitar players understand that learning at least a little bit of music theory will help us grow as players and especially songwriters, yet we all think that theory is a four-letter-word. There is a good reason for this. Many teachers, books and DVDs have tried over the years to explain the inner workings of chords, scales, musical notation and progressions, but have done so in such a dry and unpractical way that many of us never understand the relationship that these concepts have to our everyday performances. While others have failed in this approach to bringing theory together with practical, easy to understand concepts that we can all apply easily to our daily practice routine, Ashkan Mashhour and Dave H. As the title suggests, this book aims to teach guitarists what intervals are, how they relate to chords, scales and arpeggios, and how we can all learn to see and think about the guitar in an intervallic fashion.

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