Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Holistic Fretboard

You are looking at layers of tonality. Each color and shape represents a different aspect of the diatonic key of C. The layers are translucent, allowing multiple elements to be seen simultaneously. Obviously this particular view of the guitar fretboard is of limited (if any) practical use — it is mostly an aesthetic exercise — but peel the layers away, and these multi-colored, geometric tonal groupings reveal the true harmonic nature of the instrument.

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