Guitar Chord And Scale Translator
Working out chord and scale transpositions can be a bit frustrating. You could learn all the chords and scales in every fret position for each string, you could use a book of scales and chords, or you could try this Guitar Chord and Scale Translator.
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Our fretboard diagram is a useful reference for working out where to put your fingers on the fretboard when using either the chord or scale formulae.
R corresponds to the Root note of a scale or chord.
Use the note names relevant to the type of chord you want to play, work out where those notes are on the fretboard. Make sure a note from the formula for a particular chord is assigned to each played string.
Use the note names relevant to the type of scale you want to play, work out where those notes are on the fretboard.
Example: Major Chord
Work out where those notes lie on the fretboard using the Fretboard Diagram. If the chord in question is an E Major, then the Root Note is an E, which is also an open string on a guitar. The bottom of the fretboard diagram corresponds to a low E on the Guitar (The 6th string).
E Major Guitar Chord
The notes for an E major, where the root note is on the sixth string could look like this.
Example: Major Scale
Ionian (Major) Guitar Scale
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