Guitar fretboard

Or how to navigate between the guitar frets.

I often envy the pianists for the clarity of the keyboard. They also have the whole tone spectrum spread out in front of them and may not even be forced to turn their heads so much.

Therefore, do not hesitate, and to understand the sequence of tones, let's first learn the keyboard.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The guitar fretboard is - at least in terms of clarity - more complicated. This is mainly due to the intervals between the individual strings. They are irregular because of the anomaly between the second and third string (at standard tuning).

Each playing field on the fingerboard represents one semitone in terms of distance. While on the keyboard the high and low tones are distinguished by the dark keys, the guitar fingerboard does not distinguish these tones visually in any way.

Layout of all tones on the fingerboard:
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
Layout of raised tones on the fingerboard:
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
Layout of reduced tones on the fingerboard:
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C
C#
d♭
d
d#
e♭
E
F
F#
g♭
G
G#
A♭
A
A#
b
h
C