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Fretboard Logic SE: The Reasoning Behind the Guitar's Unique Tuning Plus Chords Scales and Arpeggios Complete(2 Volumes)
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  • Fretboard Logic Special Edition Book
  • A bound combination of Books I and II in the Fretboard Logic guitar lesson series
  • Volume I explains the guitar's unique tuning and a basic set of fretboard patterns
  • Volume II integrates this foundation into an exploration of chords, scales, and arpeggios
  • A bound combination of Books I and II in the Fretboard Logic guitar lesson series
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Found 39 comments on Fretboard Logic SE: The Reasoning Behind the Guitar's Unique Tuning Plus Chords Scales and Arpeggios Complete(2 Volumes):

u/mykey777 · 8 pointsr/Guitar

Fretboard Logic has been the best book I've seen that sets a great foundation and builds on that. The guitar grimoire series is good for reference, but but that's about it. It will map out any scale or chord you can imagine, but fretboard logic will give you the tools to figure it out yourself and you become better for it.

u/iriselizabeth · 5 pointsr/guitarlessons

I was in a similar situation as you are, I played piano since I was young and when I took up guitar the fretboard was a bit daunting to me. It clicked for me when I imagined that each of the six strings was like its own separate piano so six dimensional if you will ;). Since each fret is a half step, its like the keys on a piano going up a half step. So the 'piano keys' on the lowest string start on E and go up by a half step, the next string is A so the 'piano keys' start on A, then go up and so on.

Once the set up of the fretboard made sense to me, it's all about memorization to know the exact locations of notes off hand. I think that this is going to be different for each person you need to figure out what makes sense to you. Memorize 'landmarks' such as each open string, the 12^th fret is an octave up, and the odd frets are good ones to start with memorizing.

I used this: http://www.guitarhabits.com/learn-the-guitar-fingerboard-thoroughly-in-16-days/ as well. I found it pretty helpful.

Also if you're looking for some books, http://www.amazon.com/Fretboard-Logic-SE-Reasoning-Arpeggios/dp/0962477060/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313039330&sr=8-1 & http://www.amazon.com/Guitar-Fretboard-Workbook-Barrett-Tagliarino/dp/0634049011/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313039376&sr=1-6 were both really good and helped me with understanding the fretboard and general mechanics of guitar.

Hope this helps! Good Luck!

u/babybritain · 4 pointsr/musictheory

Very good method. I suggest checking out the book called Fretboard Logic.


u/eerock · 4 pointsr/Guitar

Fretboard Logic goes over the CAGED system quite a bit. And I think it gets into scales too, but my copy is packed away somewhere so I can't verify.

u/Dioxic · 4 pointsr/Guitar

Get Fretboard Logic SE from Amazon or somewhere else. It's a book that teaches you how to memorize & navigate the fretboard easily. It's all broken down very well and very easy to understand. It doesn't have any biases toward a specific genre.

The best part is that it teaches you how to understand the fretboard in a logical way, so it's not just hard memorization of an abstract concept.


u/NickCorey · 3 pointsr/Guitar

My advice is to buy some books. There's a lot of info on the internet, but it's all spread out and often chopped up into pieces, which can make it a bitch to make sense of. If you're going to go the internet route, though, check out guitarlessons365.com (not affiliated in any way). The vast majority of the lessons are free and the music theory section is completely free, not to mention very good.


Regarding books, this is a great, easy to read book on music theory that won't hurt your head. I'd start either here or with guitarlessons365.


For guitar books, Fretboard Logic is a must read. Definitely buy this. It focuses on the 5 position system (CAGED). If you're interested in learning the 7 position system for the major scales and other 7 note scales, check out guitarlessons365.


After that, I'd check out this as well.


Worth checking this out as well.


Here's another important book. I'd probably buy this last, though.


u/RiffWizard · 3 pointsr/Guitar

start small and work your way up. Elementary Rudiments of Music. Learning theory is about learning music, not just guitar. http://www.amazon.ca/Elementary-Rudiments-Music-Barbara-Wharram/dp/1554400112

For learning guitar, I like fretboard logic.

And as a reference guide and rut breaker the Guitar Grimoire

u/gepoch · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Get fretboard logic by Bill Edwards. It's the only theory book I've found that doesn't treat the guitar like a fucked up piano.


u/Miguelli · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Being a beginner, and having purchased Fretboard Logic SE, http://www.amazon.com/Fretboard-Logic-SE-Reasoning-Arpeggios/dp/0962477060/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top, would this be supplementary or complimentary to it?

u/smadab · 2 pointsr/guitarlessons

CAGED is a system for understanding and navigating the guitar's fretboard and arises from the standard tuning of the guitar. It's based on the five basic moveable chord forms C, A, G, E and D.

These five chord forms create a pattern of notes up the entire fretboard providing a mechanism for finding and naming chords and scales.

For example, C form in the open position connects to the A form in the 3rd position. The A form in the 3rd position connects to the G form in the 5th position. G form connects to E form in the 8th position. E form to D in the 10th position. Each of the forms in their respective positions results in a C Major chord.

Also, being moveable forms, playing C form in the open position will give you a C Major chord. Playing C form in the 5th position will give you an F Major chord and so on.

I suggest checking out Fretboard Logic for an excellent introduction to the CAGED system.

u/DRock4WC · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Fretboard Logic is also really good. I've been using it off an on for a while now (I multitask way too much), but I always seem to find that book is better than a lot of the other info I find just bouncing around online.

u/writtenloudly · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Fretboard Logic was an absolute game changer for me.

u/MorningFrog · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I highly recommend Fretboard Logic SE by Bill Edwards. It teaches the CAGED system for chords and scales in a very natural and intuitive way. No prior music theory knowledge is necessary for the book, it starts from the ground up. It isn't very long, you should be able to get a solid grasp on the foundation of the ideas it teaches within a week, but you'll be going back to back to it to learn more for a while to come. I was simply astonished at how much better I understand the guitar after a short time with this book. Before the book I was in the same position as you, played guitar but only knew chords through rote memorization and learned solos by copying others, after I was able to begin writing my own music and I felt comfortable and ready to go deeper into the music theory rabbit hole.

The book teaches the CAGED system, and I know there are resources online that teach it, so if you don't want to drop the money on a book, you can find those and they'll teach the same concepts as Fretboard Logic. However, Bill Edwards does a great job at easing the reader in to the ideas and makes them very easy to understand. Plus, it's nice to have a physical book to reference the diagrams inside of it.

u/greqrg · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I recently bought Fretboard Logic, and I'm still towards the beginning but I really like its approach so far. He teaches "CAGED" theory in it, if you've heard of it.

u/not_rico_suave · 2 pointsr/guitarlessons

I've heard a lot of great things about Fretboard Logic.

u/AusMaverick · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I just bought this after it was recommended a little bit ago on this subreddit. 15 pages in out of 102 or so, and it's extremely helpful/useful!

Definitely recommend it to you.


u/PhantomGenocide · 1 pointr/Guitar

Thats how I was too. I started using CAGED for diatonic scales and it did wonders for me. This was the book I got...


You'd be surprised at how easy it all is to learn. I was already improvising diatonic leads within a few days of reading and memorizing the CAGED scale forms.

u/jaredks · 1 pointr/Guitar

My favorite is Fretboard Logic.

u/HopefulMusician · 1 pointr/Guitar

>Maybe there is some amazing guide to music theory that I've never seen before that you may know about? I can't be the only player that's stuck like this?

The book Fretboard Logic SE will put together everything you've learned so far and teach you a good bit of theory as well. Just remember to take it slow and read everything and go over everything he shows, even if you know it already.

You should buy it and support the author, but here's a link to an [ebook](https://mega.co.nz/#!xtVlUIpT!bWa06z5vjOSb8Z27LrMAzVxx57ZmObvMgYb642ajwPc
) if you can't wait:

u/eleven_eighteen · 1 pointr/guitarlessons

Buy Fretboard Logic. I'm sure not everyone agrees but those books were a big help to me. Maybe "big help" is a bit much as I still totally suck but that's no fault of the books, just that I don't practice enough. The books helped me to start to see the fretboard as a whole instead of just knowing some chords.

u/stay_fr0sty · 1 pointr/Guitar

Oops sorry. This is the version I have: https://www.amazon.com/Fretboard-Logic-SE-Reasoning-Arpeggios/dp/0962477060

There are used options on Amazon.

u/niandra3 · 1 pointr/Guitar

A little late, but it kind of depends on what you want to play. But I really like Fretboard Logic and the CAGED system, makes chords/scales pretty logical:


But there's a ton of free resources out there too. YouTube isn't a bad place to start.

u/Erdos_0 · 1 pointr/Guitar

Buy a book called Fretboard Logic it will really help in making things much easier.

u/owenloveslife · 1 pointr/Guitar

From a recommendation by this sub, I've been learning lead blues guitar from a book called "Blues You Can Use". I can't recommend the author and book enough. He also has other books in the series, but I'd start with this one. Then, if you get through his works and still want some more work in the blues vein, the author Joseph Alexander wrote some great stuff, like The Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar.

After that, I recommend using a few books on the "CAGED" system of learning scales/chords/patterns. In particular, some that have helped me are Joseph Alexander's The CAGED System and also Fretboard Logic.

Then, if your head hasn't already exploded, use Justin Guitar.

Good luck!

u/jaromdl · 1 pointr/Guitar

On improving your chord knowledge. The best place for you to start would be to find fingerpicking songs you like, learn them, and play them a lot. Through the process of learning songs, you will improve your chord knowledge and your overall musicianship. Also this book.

For your singing/strumming problem, remember, singing is rhythmic and will fall somewhere on or between strums. Start doing simple songs. The more you do it, the better you will become at it. If you try to do it 5 times, it will probably be pretty hard at first. Maybe even perceptively impossible. If you do it 10,000 times though, I promise you it will be easier.

So pick an easy song, play and sing through it a gazillion times. The first few times might seem impossible, but each time you do it, you will learn and become better. Never give up. You'll get it.

On improving your listening (aural) skills, most musicians don't have "perfect pitch", but you can improve your relative pitch by doing some ear-training (www.musictheory.net/exercises). Another great approach to ear-training is by simply figuring out songs by ear.

Also don't forget your metronome is your friend, and playing with it constantly will make you a better guitar player and musician.

u/kaype_ · 1 pointr/guitarlessons


Start with the beginner course, and work your way through the intermediate course. These are basic but they will give you a solid foundation to build from. Maybe after that go for the Guitar Fretboard Workbook and/or Fretboard Logic SE. Should put you well on your way.

u/Pandromeda · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

Get the book Fretboard Logic. It's basically a CAGED system manual. It shows you how the scales work and how they are connected with chords. Once you get the patterns down and see how they move up and down the neck it's a breeze.

u/icyplains · 1 pointr/Guitar

The book "Fretboard Logic" really helped me out a lot. It goes over the CAGED system that rcochrane mentioned.


u/Tabian · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

The book Fretboard Logic does a good job of applying music theory to the guitar's fretting positions. Goes through chords, scales, and arpeggios. A must have in my oppinion.

u/gtani · 1 pointr/musictheory

I agree with /u/seabre, fretboard knowledge is more about linking the 5 or 6 basic fingering patterns around the fingerboard efficiently (root on the E or the A strings), than about theory or reading. But, cause you asked:



this is the original CAGED book, which is ok http://www.amazon.com/Fretboard-Logic-SE-Reasoning-Arpeggios/dp/0962477060/

A lot of guitar students use the Wyatt/Schroeder or Tagliarino theory books, which aren't guitar-specific


u/NakedSnack · 1 pointr/Guitar

Fretboard Logic is a pretty good place to start in terms of learning how theory applies to the guitar. Guitar Grimoire series is a pretty good reference tool for scales and chords. I'd definitely check out the videos too, the books are pretty much strictly reference but the DVD is pretty thorough in how to actually use it for practice.

Of course you can get pretty much all of this information for free online if you're willing to sift through forums and youtube videos, etc., but if you don't mind shelling out a few bucks these tools really do pack a lot of information into a simple package.

u/colorsandshapes · 0 pointsr/AskReddit

Buy this book. It totally demystifies the guitar. You can't develop dexterity and technique without practice, practice, practice, and this book will give you the motivate you too do just that.