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GUEST,highlandman at work Grappling with basic chord theory (40) RE: Grappling with basic chord theory 17 Feb 14

A lot of the good suggestions here revolve around using a piano keyboard or a staff as a teaching aid, but still subtly miss the underlying problem: the fretboard of a guitar is a dreadfully impractical tool for visualiz(s)ing the intervals of a scale.
With my kids and my students I have done all the theory work (and I start VERY simply as I'm sure you know how to do) on the piano. It just isn't worth the fight, especially with a visual learner, to make sense of it on the fretboard. Once the basics are understood, it's not so hard to transfer it to the guitar.

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