Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tangentially ...

In case you're joining us mid-blog, this may help you catch up to the story line;
The previous entry ended, "In the next entry, we'll sum up the overall structure of modes within a given key...."

... And it's true. In the next post we'll get back to modes. Right now it may be a good idea to restate just what is the point of this method.

Diatonic Symmetry

The Fretography®  method debunks the myth that the guitar fretboard is asymmetrical. It approaches the fretboard from the middle, not from the open strings and the first fret 'up'.

Fretography doesn't assume you are trying to avoid conventional music theory, nor does it require you have a music degree to understand it, only a basic knowledge of fundamental music theory concepts is required. If you're a beginner, you can use Fretography to actually help you learn how music theory concepts apply to the guitar, which will enable you to communicate with players of other instruments like piano or sax. If you're an experienced guitarist, you'll find this method will augment your existing knowledge regardless of the style of music you play.

If the concepts and diagrams in this blog seem unusual it's because this method is not found elsewhere. The principle of fretboard symmetry is expressed and explored by means of Fretography. This principle is overlooked in other methods. In fact, the idea of symmetry on the guitar fretboard is usually treated as non-existent, or only approximate. Fretography shows that there is in fact a precise symmetry that can be learned and visualized, providing a highly useful tool in learning and playing the guitar. 

and progress from there. Or just browse around. Welcome to Fretography®

Next ...  back to modes....

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