Monday, March 7, 2016

Fretboard Mastery with Chord Tones


In Ride the Riptide. Surf the Fret Board. Rock Out with Riptide Guitar™ you learned the tone names:

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, A♭, B♭, D♭, E♭, G♭

Also, you should have learned the tones on the E string and A string and from those strings, you would have learned the tones on the D,G and B strings. Now, let us get stronger with our fretboard.

When a guitarist plays three tones at the same time, that is known as playing a chord. Tones in a chord have a relationship that pleases the ear.

Today, we are going to find the tones of major chords on the strings, but only play the tones and not the chords. This lesson will help us better learn the fretboard with the bonus of learning the tones that comprise respective chords.

Remember: We are not playing chords. We are only playing the tones belong to specific chords.

E Major

The tones of E Major are E A♭ B.

  • Find the E first. Play it.
  • Find the A♭ second. Play it.
  • Find the B third. Play it.
Do this for each string.

A Major

The tones of A Major are A D♭ E.

  • Find the A first. Play it.
  • Find the D♭ second. Play it.
  • Find the E third. Play it.
Do this for each string.

D Major

The tones of D Major are D G♭ A.

  • Find the D first. Play it.
  • Find the G♭ second. Play it.
  • Find the A third. Play it.
Do this for each string.

G Major

The tones of B Major are G B D.

  • Find the G first. Play it.
  • Find the B second. Play it.
  • Find the D third. Play it.
Do this for each string.

B Major

The tones of B Major are B E♭ G♭.

  • Find the B first. Play it.
  • Find the E♭ second. Play it.
  • Find the G♭ third. Play it.
Do this for each string.


C Major

The tones of C Major are C E G.

  • Find the C first. Play it.
  • Find the E second. Play it.
  • Find the G third. Play it.
Do this for each string.

F Major

The tones of C Major are F A C.

  • Find the F first. Play it.
  • Find the A second. Play it.
  • Find the G third. Play it.
Do this for each string.



B♭ Major

The tones of C Major are B♭ D F.

  • Find the B♭ first. Play it.
  • Find the D second. Play it.
  • Find the F third. Play it.
Do this for each string.