Bayliss Labs

Guitar Notes and Scales on the Fretboard

Learn all the notes in the major and minor scales on guitar fretboard. This follows on from my previous post which showed the notes of C Major only. You can tap or mouse over the fret positions to see the notes that are not in the chosen scale, and also see the places where the same note appears on different strings.

What’s New

This enhances the previous chart by adding the following controls…

  • Scales - You can select all the major and minor diatonic scales. The ♯/♭ button allows you to toggle between the sharp/flat equivalents of each scale.

  • More Frets - You can choose to show more frets if you like. Although 12-frets covers a whole octave so the pattern just repeats itself for frets 12-24.

  • Fret Numbering - The fret numbering can be displayed in just plain decimal numbers or in roman numerals if you prefer.

As per the first chart standard 6-string tuning applies. And the normal guitar tab convention for the strings is followed where string #1 is the topmost string and is the one with highest pitch.

Further Plans

It might be fun to start to playing around with non-standard tunings and more exotic scales.