Learning all the notes on the fretboard can be a bit overwhelming at first. This diagram will make learning easy and simple.
Use this guitar notes diagram to learn all the notes on the guitar. Bookmark this page, and use it for quick reference while you learn music.
Each letter in the diagram below indicates a note name. Each number to the side of the diagram indicates a fret number ("0" means open strings).
To keep the diagram simple, I only wrote the "natural notes" (A, B, C, D, etc.) You can easily figure out the other "accidental notes" (A#, Bb, C#, etc.) based on the notes given. For instance, one fret above F is F#, and one fret below G is Gb.
The colors indicate note register. For instance, if two E's on the fretboard are the same color, that means they are the same exact pitch. If two E's are different colors, that means they are the same note but in different registers.
Compare the letters/colors on the fretboard and the music staff to quickly learn how to read sheet music.
Don't try to memorize these notes all at once! You won't be able to remember them if you do it that way. Here are a couple of tips for learning notes on the fretboard.
Tip 1: Learn by Playing Music
Reading sheet music is the easiest way to learn the fretboard. Go to Beginner Lessons to learn easy music, or go to the Sheet Music to learn more advanced music.
Tip 2: Look for Patterns
Study the diagram above, and look for as many patterns as you can possibly find. The more patterns you notice, the faster you will learn the fretboard.
Here are some example patterns:
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