The best free guitar scales reference charts and tabs to learn how to play commonly used guitar scales.
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"Of the Minor Chord" and "Of the Major Chord" means they are notes of the major or minor chord. For example, look at minor shape 1 (tallest green box). Let's assume we move the shape to have the first tab at 0 (open) You have green circles in I-0 II-0 III-0 IV-2 V-2 and VI-0, with a minor root (red dot) at V-2. Notice what the green shape is forming? It's the usual basic shape for an E minor chord! Now, if you know the shapes and understand the pattern in the diagram, you can form a chord wherever you want in the fretboard!
Anyone playing and/or teaching guitar needs staff paper, blank tab, guitar chord charts, guitar scale charts, and fretboard diagrams to chart their guitar lessons and musical ideas. You can find books with some combination of these blank charts and grids, but you can’t find one with all of them organized in a practical way. That’s why we chose to design our own.
The chart designs, layout, and organization of The Guitarist's Big Black Book has been optimized for the practicing guitarist. For reference purposes, we also included an 15-page appendix of chords and scales you must know to play a variety of musical styles.