Updates to FretMonster (Interactive Fretboard Tool)

Lesson #444 • Jul 11, 2022

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Editor’s notes

Hey there, friends! New updates to FretMonster I wanted to show you all in this quick video. If you’ve never seen it, FretMonster is an interactive fretboard tool I designed & coded, and it’s free to use here on my website. It gives you a dynamic map of the notes on the fretboard based on whatever key and scale you select. It also lets you label & highlight notes however you choose (e.g. showing note name vs. scale degree; showing root note only vs. 1-3-5 triads). A lot of you have wrote in over the last couple years letting me know how helpful FretMonster has been for your guitar journey, so I wanted to give it a long-overdue coat of fresh paint.

New features & updates:

  • You can now hide notes on any string, should you want to keep things uncluttered. Simply click on the string label (far left) to toggle a string’s view on/off
  • You can now use multiple instruments and various guitar tunings. I’ve added Drop D, Drop G, Cigar Box Guitar tunings, and more!
  • Added chromatic scale support
  • Added a video tutorial & various related lessons, all linked from the FretMonster page
  • Various interaction & visual polish updates

Give it a try! Use FretMonster @ playsongnotes.com/fretmonster

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