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Thread: iBreathe Articles: Fingerboard Patterns

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    Afro-Cuban Grunge-Pop Bongo Boy's Avatar
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    iBreathe Articles: Fingerboard Patterns

    What are you folks using to create the fingerboard pattern graphics used, for example, in Eric's Pentatonic Madness article?
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    Ibreathe Music Advisor EricV's Avatar
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    Regarding the "Pentatonic Madness" article, you would have to ask Guni... he did those patterns back when I was writing an article about pentatonics for Guitar4U.com.
    Mine looked different back then.

    The other patterns that I put into my articles ( i.e. "Stretch Some More" or the upcoming one about 3NPS-patterns ) were created by opening the file below in Paint Shop Pro ( an old program, but it has some cool features ) and adding the dots with the spraycan-tool...

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    i Breathe ... Admin Guni's Avatar
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    Well, I'm still doing them on my Mac, with some ancient program called 'Claris Works' (now it's called Apple Works). :-)

    I've set up templates and creating the pics is a breeze. Thus, I've never looked into a solution on my PC, although any graphics program should be able to do the job.

    Guni

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    Here's a fretboard section created using MS Excel. Hopefully with a little VB code I can get it to draw the circles by just tabulating the notes.
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    Wow, that looks good, too... better than my patterns !
    Cool
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    I'll try to get it smaller. I'm thinking this is one of those things that beginners feel they need, but after putting in the work, it becomes less useful. A stepping-stone, so to speak, not a long-term tool needed by a musician. That's what I'm thinking.
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    I like the freboard patterns. They help me study the pattern and learn it so I can move it where I need to for playing. Cuts my learning time fast!

    Back before you could by tab paper I made my own along with blank fretboard patterns and took them to kinkos and had them copied and assembled into a tablet. Very handy when I was taking lessons or tabing out a song or patterning a fretboard pattern.

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