#1
So I've been screwing around with the guitar lately, and I've come up with this crazy way of writing:

You take a string of shapes (sounds retarded, yes):

E.G. Triangle, Square, Diamond

and then you map them out on the fretboard.

So something like this:



e|---------------------------------
B|---------------------------------
G|---------------------------------
D|------3-------7-5--------8-------
A|------------------------9----7---
E|-2-4----5-7--------8-------------


So has anyone ever thought of this before?
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#2
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So I've been screwing around with the guitar lately, and I've come up with this crazy way of writing:

You take a string of shapes (sounds retarded, yes):

E.G. Triangle, Square, Diamond

and then you map them out on the fretboard.

So something like this:



e|---------------------------------
B|---------------------------------
G|---------------------------------
D|------3-------7-5--------8-------
A|------------------------9----7---
E|-2-4----5-7--------8-------------


So has anyone ever thought of this before?



Yup, i actually do this a lot. i dont know if your "supposed" to do it, but I find it helpful. Ill sometimes look at the fretboard and make up shapes before i even play the notes. then ill just playa round with the shape and make it a groove or something.

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#3
I did it when I first started playing guitar but it rarely sounded good and then I learnt scales and theory and not really tried to since.
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#4
You can do this say within a scale fragment and get some interesting results. I teach this to my students to help them to see past ruts they may be in.


if the scale looks like this

4 5 6
1 2 3

I might have them do an inverted triangle 1 3 and 5 followed by a 2 4 6 triangle and then repeat this concept for each scale fragment they are in. The above for example works on the first two strings on a 3 note per string Ionian.

Also met George Lynch at the NAMM show a couple years ago and he gave me access to his Guitar Dojo site and I watched his "explanations" and concluded that while he sure can play, when it comes to the theoretical approach, as cool as his sound was, he's anything but knowedgable...and a lot of his stuff was based on some crazy shapes. But thats just it, very abstract and sounded like George, but it worked.
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