Introduction: Modal scale forms in the key of F major using the 3
Notes/String Scale. You can slide the major (Ionian) form up or down the
fretboard to play in any key. The proceeding scale modes (i.e., Dorian, Phrygian,
etc.) always follow the same order after the major (Ionian) scale. The entire fretboard is covered in this scale system.
vertical lines = strings (thickest line represents low E)
horizontal lines = frets
numbers = fingering
1 = thumb
2 = index finger
3 = middle finger
4 = ring finger
5 = pinky
Red numbers = Root note. Every red number represents an F note on the fretboard in the above example. Slide the scale shapes up three frets and all red notes will represent G on the fretboard.