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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-17-2016, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Looking at your fretboard

I would like to know how everyone looks at his fretboard. Meaning, do u see everything as numbers? To build arpeggio's, and to keep connection to the scale?
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-17-2016, 08:43 PM
 
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Re: Looking at your fretboard

I see notes, and I see the diatonic scale shapes. Never numbers.
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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-17-2016, 09:08 PM
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I see numbers and dead people.
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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-18-2016, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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I see notes, but numbers are easier to keep it diatonic. Like when i think of a IV chord, i see 4 6 1. Anybody else?
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-20-2016, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Any other opinions?
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-20-2016, 04:17 PM
 
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Re: Looking at your fretboard

I see it as numbers in a way like vector co-ordinates, for example low E string played open would be (6,0) in my head (6th string, 0 fret). I've never formally studied music, but have done a maths degree, which might go a little way to explain why I see it all in numbers.
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-21-2016, 07:56 PM
 
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Rosewood fretboards are unfinished wood - I'd never touch one with a water-based product if I could possibly avoid it! Water gets into the grain of unfinished wood and causes swelling. And you need to be careful with organic-based solvents because of the risk of dissolving any stain in the wood. Naphtha (lighter fluid for old-fashioned cigarette lighters) is generally safe on wood or lacquer and will remove spills of greasy or sticky material.
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Rosewood fretboards are unfinished wood - I'd never touch one with a water-based product if I could possibly avoid it! Water gets into the grain of unfinished wood and causes swelling. And you need to be careful with organic-based solvents because of the risk of dissolving any stain in the wood. Naphtha (lighter fluid for old-fashioned cigarette lighters) is generally safe on wood or lacquer and will remove spills of greasy or sticky material.
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-23-2016, 03:29 PM
 
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Re: Looking at your fretboard

Patterns and shapes that may change as time moves forward with no notes, numbers, or anything attached to them.
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-08-2016, 09:48 PM
 
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i see shapes, patterns and with practice, you can play whatever you hear in your head.
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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-08-2016, 10:03 PM
 
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Re: Looking at your fretboard

Shapes and patterns too.
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-10-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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I see shapes and patterns too - but also the overlying chord shapes. I like the CAGED idea when it comes to visualizing the fretboard.
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Re: Looking at your fretboard

I usually see dots, but sometimes I see vines and pyramids.
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I usually see dots, but sometimes I see vines and pyramids.
nice I hope to see vines on one of my fretboards someday... =o
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I see intervals and CAGED.
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