Fretworks Guitar Chart Overview
The most complete scale chart on the market.
Every Fretworks Guitar Chart is based on the simple principal to teach how we learn…Visually.
With today's course of study for the guitarist, from beginners to advance players (including self-taught guitarist), the majority of visual teaching and learning aids are focused primarily on chords, chord construction, chord progressions and songs.
Until now there was a serious lack of material to educate guitarists visually on what is, and has been, the very foundation of musical study for every instrument from pre-renaissance to current western music… scale based learning.
Only when we reach for higher education are we finally taught the simplistic truth that music (all music) is and will always be based on scales first. With the basics being how we extract each scale from the chromatic scale to develop every other scale. This is the basis of Tonality (the style of music we play).
The Fretworks Guitar Charts are designed to "Educate Guitarists Visually".
The truth in simplicity is that there are only twelve notes to remember, no more, no less. What you choose to do with those twelve notes, how ever you choose to use those notes together is what will help to define your playing style.
Scale based learning easily breaks down into just a few sections; Scale Spelling, Mode Spelling and Pattern Retention. Pattern Retention will exponentially help your playing until the time that you can articulate what you hear in you head to what you can play on the guitar. Pattern Retention covers retaining arpeggio and chord shapes and spelling. Both, arpeggios and chords relate directly to scales and modes and fit directly over scale and mode patterns to promote recognition and retention.
While there may only be twelve notes to remember (the Chromatic Scale), there are a vast number of ways to extract several notes for building scales. First it depends on how many notes you want to place in the scale, what kind of step pattern you what to represent which give you the tonality or feel.
With a seven tone scale, like the Major Scale, there are only seven patterns to remember to learn and play every one of the fifteen primary scales.
Fretworks Guitar Charts are designed to educate guitarist visually. Scale based learning of every detail for each scale as well as each of the scale modes.
The vast amount of information on each chart is beautifully laid out in a crisp, clear and concise, easy-to-use, easy-to-follow format.
Whether used alone or combined with any other guitar learning or teaching method, the Fretworks Guitar Chart is a strong reinforcement for better retention and quicker learning.
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