Musical notion from fretboard to ledger

My practice routine was getting boring. I came across a very nice notation software called MuseScore. It is supported by and is for musicians, built and maintained by like minded persons.

It took me a few minutes tinkering to get a better understanding of the MuseScore.org interface, but eventually I was able to take the graphix I have on modes and turn those into musical notation with TAB notation (tab is short for “tablature”. Tab notation is a simplified way to transpose musical notation to be read by players of stringed instruments, e.g.guitar, mandolin, banjo, lute etc.

The good thing is, you do not require either a left-handed or right-handed version. Personally I wanted exposure to the musical notes as they apply to a guitar neck and where are they located no the ledger.

Aeolian mode defined
Aeolian_Natural_Minor_3nps_scale

Locrian mode defined
Locrian_3nps_scale

Ionian mode defined
Ionian_Major_3nps_scale

Dorian mode defined
Dorian_3nps_scale

Phrygian mode defined
Phrygian_3nps_scale

Lydian mode defined
Lydian_3nps_scale

Mixoldian mode defined
Mixolydian_3nps_scale

What does 3NPS stand for? 3NPS is an acronym for “3 Notes Per String”

Authors note:
While these scale patterns could have all been given representation at the lower end of the guitar neck it is good practice to move around the fret board if only for better memory muscle and dexterity. So as you learn one of the scales you are free to try it starting at any fret up or down the fret board.

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