Guitar is a very popular musical instrument. It combines the advantages of not taking up too much space (compared to a piano for example), and of being affordable. It has been used for a very long time in a wide variety of musical styles.


In addition to the theory and a good musical ear, mastering notions specific to the guitar greatly facilitates progress.

Knowing the main chords and scales shapes on the fretboard is essential for easy memorization of songs, and for improvisation. An interesting aspect of the guitar (compared to other musical instruments) is that the shape of a certain type of chord or scale is always the same but shifted according to the tonic or key. Thus, the visualization of the fretboard is an essential aspect for guitarists.

The exercises in this section will help you to develop your visual knowledge of the guitar's fretboard, and to make the link with music theory.