How to Unlock the Fretboard Using Shapes


Cindy Moorhead

If you’re looking for ways to increase your understanding of the fretboard, a good place to start is by looking at the shapes your fingers create as you play scales and chords.

In this video, Sean Daniel explores the fretboard using a riff that uses one scale and two chords. The riff covers quite a bit of fretboard real estate and demonstrates how you can use shapes to visualize the fretboard and, in the process, come away with a deeper understanding of it.

“We’re gonna unlock the guitar fretboard using one piece of a scale and two chord shapes,” Sean says. “All it takes is a minor arpeggio and a seventh chord voiced high and low, and you’re on your way to fretboard dominance!”

Take a look, and visit Sean’s YouTube channel for more of his videos.