Guitar Fretboard Toolkit

Lesson Plan Collection

  • Concept: Fretboard
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Begin your mastery of the most universal approach to guitar fretboard navigation.

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  • Concept: Octaves
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    There are 5 octave patterns and they are the easiest way to navigate the fretboard, I promise!

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  • Concept: CAGED System
    Level: Level 2 (Established Beginners)

    Octave patterns are closely tied to the well-known CAGED system.  This lesson plan explains this relationship.

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  • Concept: Modes
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    Learn how the root of a scale can shift and create different ‘moods’ in music.

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  • Concept: Scales
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    A.K.A “Phrygian Mode”: This lesson plan reinforces your muscle memory of the 1st scale pattern  (and its respective octave pattern).

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  • Concept: Scales
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    A.K.A “Mixolydian Mode”: This lesson plan reinforces your muscle memory of the 2nd scale pattern  (and its respective octave pattern).

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  • Concept: Scales
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    A.K.A “Aeolian Mode”: This lesson plan reinforces your muscle memory of the 3rd scale pattern  (and its respective octave pattern).

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  • Concept: Scales
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    A.K.A “Ionian Mode”: This lesson plan reinforces your muscle memory of the 4th scale pattern  (and its respective octave pattern).

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  • Concept: Scales
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    A.K.A “Dorian Mode”: This lesson plan reinforces your muscle memory of the 5th scale pattern  (and its respective octave pattern).

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  • Concept: Fretboard
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    Review the 5 scale patterns and complete an exercise that helps illustrate what to do when you want to reverse engineer the musical key and find your tonics.

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  • Concept: Improvisation
    Level: Level 3 (Transitional Intermediate)

    Take practical steps to incorporate the octave and scale patterns into your playing with the exercises in this lesson plan.

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Navigate melodic and harmonic contexts on the guitar fretboard with octave, chord and scale patterns related to the CAGED system and intervals.

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Give yourself *roughly* ~ 3-4 weeks to complete this entire skill (all included lesson plans). Each lesson plan displays an estimate to help you plan and prioritize your practice time efficiently.

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