Learn Your Fretboard

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Learn which notes correspond to the numerous positions on the fretboard of a guitar, bass, or mandolin. After a position is selected and shown at random, you can decide what note it corresponds to, then check to see if you are correct. Beginners can have the Cs and/or Gs displayed on the fretboard and can restrict the strings and frets used. An option to hear the pitches is also available.

Contributed by: Marc Brodie (Wheeling Jesuit University) (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



The standard tuning E-A-D-G-B-E is used for the guitar. A bass is tuned in perfect fourths: E-A-D-G, while the double strings on a mandolin are tuned in unisons at perfect fifths: G-D-A-E.

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Marc Brodie (Wheeling Jesuit University) "Learn Your Fretboard"
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: March 7 2011

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