Knowing your Guitar Fret-Board ___
( Playing the ‘Cycle of 4ths, in Single Note Pattern )
An ‘Octave’ is found, 2 strings over / 2 frets down...
In reverse, an Octave is, 2 frets up / 2 strings back.
A '4th, is the next string 'same fret'.
Start at the, 'Sixth String, ‘F, 1rst fret.
Chromatically advance one fret at a time, 12 frets, for the ‘Octave...
F, Gb, G, Ab, A, Bb, B, C, Db, D, Eb, E, F.
Play F’ Major ( _ Ionian_ ) in ‘fret numbers, 2,2,1,2,2,2,1, - F, G, A, B-C, D, E-F .
The 'F' is R, 2, 3,4, ( remember the fourth location ), continue the Scale , 5,6,7,8,... Go back to the '4th, and start from new Root, 'R, 2,3,4, ( remember the location ), continue the scale, 5, 6, 7, 8, go back to the 4th that is' the new Root. R, 2, 3, 4, ( remember the location ), continue the Scale, 5, 6, 7, 8. Repeat...... around the Cycle.
Then learn to play, the cycle in ‘Triads’ / 3 note Chords. 'R, 3, 5, advance in Fourths.
As the 'Cycle' are all Major, You can eliminate the 3rd... using, R. 5. 7. for your Triad.
Starting again on the 8th fret, form the 'Major C' Chord, using strings 6,5,4,3, then slide the same position over to strings, 5,4,3,2,1, at the same fret, for the IV Chord 'F' , repeat the process down 2 frets at a time... to continue completion of the Cycle.