Resources thread

  1. Hms
    This is the thread for useful resources found elsewhere.
    Please post the resource here as well as in the relevant thread.
  2. Hms
    Notes on the fingerboard, how to find/memorise them.
  3. Kayak Jim
    Kayak Jim
    Bosko's CAGFD system for moveable chords. What Bosko calls the F shape, Fretboard Roadmaps calls the G shape. This can be a bit confusing.
  4. JamieWG
    Jim, I was a little surprised by some of the shapes that FR leaves out, and was considering adding in some of those others. A week or so ago, I kind of came to a standstill in that decision making process. I'm still not sure where I stand on this. What do the rest of you think? Part of me thinks this is already complicated enough, and that I should fill in the other shapes later. And part of me thinks, why learn it TWICE! Now that you've posted this, I realize I've been procrastinating a bit about moving on until I can make that decision! Some of those Bosko shapes I use quite a bit, and I hate to leave them out of my own personal process.
  5. Kayak Jim
    Kayak Jim
    Bosko's C shape is one I use far more than the D shape since it's much easier for chords like E (which everyone complains about), and the C shape isn't covered by FR (as you say). I only posted this here in Resources, not in the FR section thread as I wasn't sure if it helped or complicated things. I started with Bosko so tend to resort to his system first with FR backfilling. I think the reverse would also be OK Jamie, so not to worry too much.
  6. Peterjens
    Prior to FR, I was trying to understand Chord Magic. If you go to (and scroll down to the bottom of the page to the Ukulele link and click). I think this is similar to Bosko's technique. To answer Jamie's question, I am going to follow FR's curriculum and then expand to the other shapes at a later date.
  7. JamieWG
    It definitely helps to hear all your thoughts on this, Jim and Peter. Jim, I agree about the usefulness of the C shape, and other shapes too. I'm going to take it all under advisement and make a decision tonight so I can move on with this.

    Also, I have to say that I think all those other shapes and notes he throws in there is overkill at this point. Those should come in later in the book in a separate chapter. Just my two cents! Major, Minor, Diminished, and 7th is all I'm going to focus on right now, no matter which system I use!
  8. Kayak Jim
    Kayak Jim
    Chord Magic is great Peter, thanks for including it. I'm glad you gave instructions to go to the bottom of the page because when I first opened the link I thought I was way off base.

    I do have to say I was a bit disappointed when I opened FR, at least in the area of chord shapes instruction. Lots of white space on the pages, with very little explanation (especially compared to Chord Magic or Bosko) and a lot of unnecessary complication (B13#9, E7#9#5, etc) . I hoping it is better when it gets into chord progressions, circle of fifths, etc. which I know even less about.
  9. actadh
    I am finding that this cheat sheet of chord families at the bottom of the link is a good way to understand the connections between chords. For most, you can go across or down to see patterns. I go through this as a warmup.
  10. actadh
    Do Re Mi version to remember the notes on the fretboard

    An interview with Herman Vandecauter on tips on fingerpicking -
    I’ll give you a good trick to memorise the fingerboard. Everybody can memorise 7 phone numbers, well for each note you have to remember a 4-digit-number. The first digit will indicate the position of the note on the 4th string, the second digit the position of the note on the 3rd string and so on…

    C (Do) : 5 0 8 3

    D (Ré) : 7 2 10 5

    E (Mi) : 9 4 0 7

    F (Fa) : 10 5 1 8

    G (Sol) : 0 7 3 10

    A (La) : 2 9 5 0

    B (Si) : 4 11 7 2
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