Learn About the Fretboard for Pentatonic Scales

Learning about the Fretboard

We know that a note is any one string played at any one fret, including the six open strings.
So let's look at the Fretboard and explain how the notes are arranged.

Each fret of each string is named a different note...including the six open strings that are also notes that can be played.

Look at the fretboard image below. Notice some frets have two notes and some frets have only one.

Pentatonic Scale Guitar Solo Trainer Fretboard Chart
Some frets have a Sharp and a Flat and some just have a letter.

If you follow each string from the nut or the white notes at the zero fret to the 13th fret, reading left to right, the letter names go in order alphabetically!
(For a left-handed guitar, they go right to left.)

Another good thing to remember, is that the notes on the Zero Fret or nut are the same as the 12th fret notes!

A little quiz. (mouse over question for answer.)

Q 1. Some frets have a letter, or a Sharp and a...?

Q 2. The open strings are also notes at the...Fret?

Q 3. The notes go in what order from left to right?

Q 4. The notes are the same at which frets?

 

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