Respond to this
Re: USING EXCEL TO EMBED STUFF IN YOUR BRAIN
7/16/2001 10:14 PM
Inactive Member wrote:
Sometimes at work, when I have some time left on my lunch, I will take a sheet of paper and make it into a grid. It is meant to represent the fretboard, 6 blocks wide and 24 blocks long. I number the frets on the side...3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 15, 17, 19, and 24. Then I proceed to write the notes in. I try not to do it in any order, so I have to think about where I am on the fretboard and what note belongs there. It helps me a lot to remember and visualise, not so much the notes themselves, but how they relate to each other within the fretboard.
When I have all the notes in there, I shade in different block as I try to pick out different scales or modes. Sometimes I just shade in a major scale and think of different chord or scale formulas and try to contruct them on my paper fretboard.
Anyway, that's what I do, and I definately think it helps me to understand the fretboad better. I think that's a great idea to use Excel though. Maybe I'll try it. :-)