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- Training
[2021-05-12]: Consise version of horizontal movement
training [Most Important]
- This version only asks for a single note, this
version was created to have a more concise version of the
previous and to make sure that the user is not moving
radially outward from their starting position to find new
intervals - you must be able to consider any other string
independently from any other string
[2021-05-11]: A program to train note finding on the
fretboard
- Asks the user where a certian note is on the
fretboard, they must find it on each string before they
can move on
[2021-05-10]: A program to train horizontal
movement
- Also allows the user to get used to what the open
strings are so that you can make chords faster
[2021-05-05]: A program to train your understanding of the
fretboard
- It has it's own explanation on it's page
- For Understanding
[2021-05-03]: A minimal amount of information to
completely understand the fretboard
- The top row represents the construction of the
guitar
- The numbers with bars over them represent the notes
on the normal tuning of a guitar. We can see that the
second highest strings is 11̚, a B.
- Additionally we can see the jump sizes between
consecutive open strings in terms of semitones, moving
from left to right we can see that we add 5 semitones
to get from 9̚ to 2̚
- And moving left you subtract 5 (the arrows on top
and the respective + or - sign tell you)
- To figure out how many semitones we change by when
we move to a non-consecutive string, we can add
multiple jump sizes together. For example to go from
the lowest string 4̚ to 7̚, we can see
that we would have added 5 + 5 + 5 semitones.
- Going up 15 semitones is the same as going up an
octave (12 semitones) and then 3 more semitones,
therefore we can see that in terms of notes we just
have to add 3 semitones to figure out which note it
is.
- The middle row is simply just a way to convert
numbers written in semitone integer notation back into
the standard notation system
- The bottom row is a mapping between the names of
intervals and the number of semitones they are composed
from.
Example Usage
- Let's say we want to make a D# half-diminished
7th chord with a root on the second (9̚)
string
- In chord integer notation that is:
- So we start by locating a 2̚, we know
that 9̚ + 5 = 2̚, so we can start
with the 5th fret on the 9̚ string
- From what we know we now need to get a note
which is 3 semitones higher than the current
one.
- 3: By moving three strings over we would
add 5 + 5 + 4 = 14, which is the same as going
up an octave then adding two more, therefore to
get an interval of 3 semitones we move over
three strings and then one up (towards center
of guitar)
- 6: By moving one string over from the
2̚, we know we get a note which is 5
semitones higher, therefore by moving towards
the center of the guitar by one fret we are now
6 semitones higher.
- 10: By moving two strings over from the
root note, we add 5 + 5 = 10 semitones,
therefore we have a note which is 10 semitones
higher
[2021-02-20]: A program to help understand how the
fretboard functions
- Visualize note equivalence on the guitar
- Visualize all the possible chord tones of a certain
chord
- Use it to find/construct new chords you haven't
thought about
- Merge multiple chords onto one diagram
- Use that to find the most ergonomic series of chord
voicings for a given chord progression
Theory
[2021-02-08] An introduction to a mathematical approach
to music notation
- A fundamental mapping between the standard and
mathematical system
- Meaning that you can take any idea expressed in
standard notation - convert it into mathematical notation
- perform operations - and then convert back
- Reading treble and bass clef
- Understanding sequences which generate tone
collections
- Here sequences are a series of relative intervals
that when used on a root tone would generate a series of
notes
- 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 starting on 0Ěš generates
- 0̚ 2̚ 4̚ 5̚
7̚ 9̚ 11̚ 0̚
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