Printable Guitar Necks Chord Grids Fingerboards etc

Printable Guitar Teaching Resources, Blank Necks and Chord Grids

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The following are examples  of just some of the stuff in the current teachwombat “Deluxe Guitar Teacher’s Package” (details shown on the right hand column of this page).

The list is presented in a random order  and is not intended to be the sequence in which you would present them to your students.

A Pentatonic Minor Scale 1

The pentatonic minor scale is maybe the most useful and versatile scale for guitar teachers?

A handout showing the one octave A pentatonic minor scale formula starting from the A note to be found on the D String at the seventh fret. This handout also illustrates the notes that are commonly bent in rock and blues solos. For more information on how to teach soloing using the pentatonic minor scale see our page looking at backing tracks and the minor pentatonic scale extended to cover the entire guitar neck

Guitar Bar Chord Root Finder

Teach your guitar students to develop an effective “map of the neck” ?

An essential guide to the notes to be found on the (low) E and A strings to help your students in the location of root notes for bar chords and power chords on the guitar. This handout is useful because it helps students to work out where the chords are located for themselves and in so doing encourages them to develop their own mental “map of the neck” rather than having to rely on a different diagram for each bar chord.

 

Major and Minor Bar Chords: E and A Shapes

Use these bar chord shapes along with the root finder to help turn your students from “beginners” to “intermediate guitar players”?

Major Bar Chords E Shape. A handout explaining the fingering for a major bar chord with the root note located on the E string. This handout can be used along with the one shown above entitled “Bar Chord Root Finder” to locate and identify any desired major bar chord.

A handout explaining the fingering for a major bar chord with the root note located on the A string. This handout can also be used in conjunction with the  “Bar Chord Root Finder” to locate and identify any desired major bar chord. Other handouts in the package cover Minor Bar Chord Shapes.

By encouraging your students to use the root finder handout to work out where the root otes of these moveable chord shapes are located you will help them to develop their own mental “map of the neck” rather than to have to rely on a different diagram for each chord they are presented with?

First Guitar Chords

Recognised by guitar teachers around the world as being the “best” chords for a novice to learn?

The best guitar chords for novice players to work with. A handout showing fingerings for G, Em, C, D, A, Am, Dm and E . Used in conjunction with some of the guitar backing tracks that can be downloaded at teachwombat.com this handout can be used to keep a novice in material for the first few  months of useful lessons. This collection of  chords is used by experienced guitar teachers the world over. One of the major advantages of using these chord shapes to teach novice players is that it avoids the “difficult” shapes (such as the F Chord where a single finger is required to press down and hold two strings) until the student is ready for them.

Guitar Chords: First Lesson?

One finger versions of the G and Em guitar chords. Great for kids with smaller hands?

A possible very first lesson on guitar. The chords of G and E Minor played for two bars each along to a backing track. The handout on the left shows the “full” version of the chords whilst the sheet on the right displays a version of the progression that is particularly suitable for children with smaller hands. If you study the the chords on the “smaller hands” sheet you will notice that can both be played using  a single finger (the third). This material can be used to provide the basis of a ideal “first guitar lesson”. All that is required is that you encourage your student to strum the guitar once (as the chord changes) leaving two whole bars to allow them to change to the next chord shape. Instant Results! which always goes down well?

For more more material dealing with teaching children to play the guitar you can visit our page devoted to the topic?

Guitar Chords: A First Lesson Developed?

Developing the two chords covered by the handouts and backing tracks above. This sheet (and the accompanying backing track) adds another pair of chords (C and D) taken from the “First Guitar Chords” handout.  See our Plans for the “First Eight Guitar Lessons” to see how this material might be further developed for your students

Three Guitar Chord Grids and Four Lines Of Tab with Treble Clef

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One of our wide range of handouts featuring  tab, guitar, necks, chord grids and musical staves. this one features three empty guitar chord grids and three lines of empty  tab with a treble clef musical stave above them. This type of handout can be used by the guitar teacher to explain and illustrate riffs, chords and solos etc

 

Guitar Power Chords

A handout which explains in some detail the nature of power chords. This handout will ideally be used before the one dealing with three note power chords and will serve to encourage students to develop the ability to move fixed shapes around the neck of the guitar.

C Major Scale In Thirds Fingering Exercise

The scale in thirds is a great exercise for developing a basic guitar technique. It involves the student in playing the notes of the C major Scale but rather than just play them in ascending and descending order (C-D-E- F-G etc) they are invited to go “two steps forward and one step back” (C-E-D-F-E-G etc). A great workout for a beginner guitar player which can also be used (once they have gotten used to the fretting hand pattern) to instill correct plectrum technique by using alternating down and up strokes with the pick.

Six Guitar Chord Grids and Four Lines Of Tab

Six empty chord grids with four lines of tab and no standard staff for when notation is not required. A great resource for using when single note riffs etc are based around chord shapes (“House Of The Rising Sun” etc?)

Dominant 7th Guitar Chords

Two guitar chord boxes which show how to turn an E chord into an E7 chord by adding a single note a whole step below the root. Also featured in this handout are three more common dominant 7th chords

C Major Scale In 6ths Technique Excercise

A technique builder based around notes of the C scale moving in intervals of a sixth. This exercise is designed to build independent finger movement into the fretting hand and to encourage a correct approach to the use of plectrum strokes.

Dorian Mode Guitar Sheets 1-3

Sheet 1: Two necks showing the A Dorian Mode through first and second octaves

Sheet 2: Both octaves combined and the mode extended around the neck

Sheet 3: The extended mode with scale formulae.

Print 20 GIANT Guitar Chord Grids NOW?

The teachwombat guitar teacher’s toolkit contains more than 100 separate letter sized giant chord shapes! The World’s Coolest Wallpaper? Stick them on your teaching studio wall? Follow this link to download and print 20 FREE ones now?

The giant guitar chord diagrams were originally designed to be laminated and used during group guitar lessons but they took on a life of their own! Many students wanted copies for themselves so that they could stick them on their bedroom walls and practice guitar whilst sitting on the bed and without having to look at books/handouts etc?

I’m still busy putting the graphics together for this page so there are no more pictures on it as yet but I’m sure you get the idea by now?


12 Guitar Chord Grids

empty guitar chord grids A printable A4 sheet featuring twelve empty guitar chord grids in four rows of three. This sheet is as useful as it is simple and guitar teachers can use it in a whole load of different ways.

It can be used to show all of the guitar chords in a single song?

All of the voicings for a particular chord type (ie all maj 7 cherds etc)?

This sheet can also be used to show how notes are added to simple triads in order to create more complicated guitar chords (an example would be the open chord of E being changed into an E7 chord by adding the D note to be found at the third fret of the B string?)

This is one of the guitar teachers handouts that gets used over and over again. Many guitar teachers spend a little bit of time preparing “neat” versions of favourite and often used handouts and then scan or photocopy them so that they always have a supply of ready made materials guaranteed to take a lot of the “stress” out of guitar lessons

 

16 Bars Treble Clef and Tab

guitartab and treble clef blankNo chord grids this time. Just sixteen bars of blank musical stave with blank guitar tab underneath. Another versatile guitar teaching aid that can be used over and over again in a huge variety of circumstances?

Not all guitar teachers use notated music but for those that do this sheet offers an opportunity to relate notation to tablature.

Song intros and guitar solos can be notated with the tab placed in the relevant space below allowing your students to make the connection between “written” music and guitar fingerings

A Pentatonic Major Scale Two Octaves

pentatonic major scale guitar two octavesA two octave pentatonic major scale of A starting on the (A) Root found at the fifth fret of the E String and ending on the tenth fret of the B String

The Major Pentatonic Scale (just an ordainary major scale with the 4th and 7th notes left out) is one of the basic scales that every lead guitar player should become familiar with and your students will find it easy to understand the fingering and structure of it when they are presented with this handout.

A nice use of this handout is to get your students to play the scale but rather than play the third note of it (C#) at the ninth fret of the E string ask them to try to produce the same note by placing a finger behind the 8th fret of the E string (producing a note of C) and bending it up by half a tone to get to the C#?  Instant Country Music!

A Pentatonic Minor Scale 2

pentatonic minor scales guitar
Two guitar necks the first of which features the one octave scale dealt with in the Am pentatonic scale handout featured at the top of this page. The second neck displays the scale extended right across the fingerboard.

There is an opportunity for guitar teachers to use the handout to show the relationship between the A major Bar Chord to be found with it’s root note at the 5th fret of the E string and the Am pentatonic scale whose root can be located at the same fret. Students can be encouraged to mix the A Bar chord with short lead licks? (short single note phrases can be an effective way of introducing novice guitar players to single note soloing as short spaces where single notes are mixed with chords can seem a little less intimidating than several bars of music where extended single note soloing is required?)

A Pentatonic Minor Scale 3

Two necks again. The first showing the extended scale described in the handout above and the second displaying a new position for the scale (starting from the A note to be found on the g string at the second fret) This handout also provides information on linking the two positions.

Aeolian Mode Sheet 1

Two necks featuring first and second octave fingerings for an A Aeolian Mode

Aeolian Mode Sheet 2

Another handout featuring two guitar necks. The first fretboard diagram combines the fingerings from the first and second octaves from handout No 1 and the second extends the A Aeolian mode around the neck.

Aeolian Mode Sheet No 3

The Aeolian mode extended around the entire guitar neck. On this printable handout the extended scale formulae is explained.

Am Pentatonic Sheet 3

A Handout featuring two necks combining more positions for the Am Pentatonic Scale

Am Pentatonic Printable Sheet 4

More possibilities for the minor pentatonic scale on the guitar

Basic Progressions Sheet 1

A set of short progressions designed to develop the ability to move power chords and bar chords around the neck of the guitar. The chords of G A C D and E are featured in the four exercises that make up this handout

Blank 12 Bar

Twelve bars of blank treble clef and conventional musical stave.

Blank Guitar Neck

A lightly outlined representation of a guitar neck from the nut to the twelfth fret The neck is lightly outlined to allow any writing or chord shapes that you may choose to superimpose stand out

Printable Blank Guitar Neck

Some teachers prefer a more well defined printable blank guitar neck. Here it is.

Blank Neck teachwombat

Another blank neck to print  this time featuring teachwombat.com. as part of the design and the only bit of “branding” in the package. This is just about the only thing in the package with “teachwombat” on it anywhere. Although we of course claim (and enforce!) our copyrights with this stuff there is no reason why your customers (and your competition) should have any idea where you got these fantastic resources from? !

Blank Neck Thick

A very well defined printable blank neck gives another option depending on the circumstances.

Blank Necks – Two Necks

Exactly as described. Two printable guitar necks/fingerboards side by side

Blues Progressions 1 and 2 Key of A

Two twelve bar blues progressions. The first uses only basic major triads whilst the second illustrates how a “bluesier” feel can be achieved by adding dominant7th chords

Blues Scale Of A Guitar Extended

The A Blues Scale extended to cover the neck of the guitar from the nut to the twelfth fret

Blues Scale A sheet 1

The one octave A Blues Scale presented on two necks. The first neck gives the correct fingering for the scale whilst the second provides the scale formulae.

C Major Scale 1 and 2

A pair of blank guitar necks illustrating two positions in which to find the notes of the C Major Scale. The first neck uses open strings (down to the open E string) whilst the second position shows the notes of the C scale one position higher on the neck.

C Major Scale Extended Fingering

Two necks illustrating how the C major scale can be extended beyond a single octave. The first neck has a representation of the standard one octave scale with the “outside” notes highlighted. The second neck includes information on a correct approach to fingering the notes in question.

C Major Scale Open Strings

Two Necks, Notation and Tablature for a one octave C Major Scale

Dominant 7th Guitar Chords

Two guitar chord boxes which show how to turn an E chord into an E7 chord by adding a single note a whole step below the root. Also featured in this handout are three more common dominant 7th chords

GMaj7 Cmaj7 Gmaj7 D7 Chord Progression

A progression featuring some of the chords with complicated names that novices are sometimes surprised to find that they can learn easily. Chord boxes are also provided on this handout.

Harmonic Minor Scale

Two necks showing first and second octaves for this scale.

Locrian Mode Sheet 1

Two guitar  necks again showing the scale formulae and fingering for two separate octaves of the locrian mode

Locrian Mode Sheet 2

Combined two octave shape with suggested fingering on the first neck with the second showing the mode extended around the neck of the guitar

Locrian Mode Sheet 3

The scale formulae through two octaves with a second neck detailing that formulae from the nut to the 12th fret.

Lydian Mode Sheet 1

Two necks again showing the scale formulae and fingering for two separate octaves of the lydian mode

Lydian Mode Sheet 2

Combined two octave shape with suggested fingering on the first neck with the second showing the Lydian mode extended around the neck of the guitar

Lydian Mode Sheet 3

The scale formulae through two octaves with a second neck detailing that formulae from the nut to the 12th fret.

Major 7 Chord Progression

The chords of Gmaj7, Cmaj7 and Dmaj7 presented as a progression along with the appropriate chord grids   Major 7th Chords A handout explaining how maj7 chords are constructed by means of adding a note to a basic triad. The example used shows how to create an Amaj7 chord. Following on from this other basic maj7 chords are illustrated.   Major Bar Chords A Shape. A handout explaining the fingering for a major bar chord with the root note located on the A string. This handout can be used along with the one entitled Bar Chord Root Finder to locate and identify any desired major bar chord.   Major Bar Chords E Shape. A handout explaining the fingering for a major bar chord with the root note located on the E string. This handout can also be used in conjunction with the one entitled Bar Chord Root Finder to locate and identify any desired major bar chord.

Melodic Minor Scale sheet 1

Two necks outlining suggested fingerings for two separate octaves of the melodic minor scale.

Melodic Minor Scale sheet 2

Two necks again. The first features the two octaves combined and the second shows the melodic minor scale scale extended around the neck

Melodic Minor Scale Sheet 3

Another two necks this time showing the scale formulae for the melodic minor as well as that formulae as it could be extended from the nut to the 12th fret.

Minor 7 Bar Chords Root on E String

A handout explaining the fingering for the minor7 bar chord with a root note located on the E string. This handout is another that can be used in conjunction with the one entitled Bar Chord Root Finder to locate and identify any desired M7 bar chord.

Minor 7 Bar Chords Root on A String

A handout explaining the fingering for minor7 bar chords with a root note located on the A string. This one again can be used in conjunction with the Bar Chord Root Finder to locate and identify any desired M7 bar chord.

Minor Bar Chords A Minor Shape

A handout illustrating the minor bar chord with it’s root to be found on the A string. Use with the root finder to explain how this shape is another that can be moved around the fingerboard to create any minor chord as required.

Minor Bar Chords Em Shape

A handout dealing with the minor bar chord with it’s root on the E string. Use with the root finder to explain how this shape is another that can be moved around the fingerboard to create any minor chord as required.

Mixolydian Mode Sheet 1

Two necks again showing the scale formulae and fingering for two separate octaves of the Mixolydiann mode

Mixolydian Mode Sheet 2

Combined two octave shape with suggested fingering on the first neck with the second showing the mode extended around the neck of the guitar   Mixolydian Mode Sheet 3 The scale formulae through two octaves with a second neck detailing that formulae from the nut to the 12th fret.

More Blues Progressions

Two more blues progressions in the key of A. These two progressions show common variations on the standard twelve bar progression and use more complicated dominant 7th chords.   Moveable Major 7th shape, Root on D String Moveable shape for a four string version of the Major7 chord/

Moveable Major Scales 1

Single octave of the C Major Scale using only fretted notes rather than open strings.

Moveable Major Scales C2

Two octave C Major Scale using all six strings.

Natural Minor Scale

A Fingering for the Natural Minor Scale

Natural Minor Scale Sheet 1

Two necks again showing the scale formulae and fingering for two separate octaves of the Natural Minor

Natural Minor Scale Sheet 2

Combined two octave shape with suggested fingering on the first neck with the second showing the scale extended around the neck of the guitar

Natural Minor Scale Sheet 3

The scale formulae through two octaves with a second neck detailing that formulae from the nut to the 12th fret.

Guitar Phrygian Mode Sheet 1

Two necks again showing the scale formulae and fingering for two separate octaves of the Phrygian mode

Phrygian Mode Sheet 2

Combined two octave shape with suggested fingering on the first neck with the second showing the mode extended around the neck of the guitar

Phrygian Mode Sheet 3

The scale formulae through two octaves with a second neck detailing that formulae from the nut to the 12th fret

Power Chords Three Notes

A handout explaining the construction and fingering of three note power chords. Use in conjunction with the Bar Chord Root Finder to help students develop the ability to create any desired three note power chord. These chords can be used to prepare students for full bar chords.

Power Chords Two Notes

A handout which explains in some detail the nature of power chords. This handout will ideally be used before the one dealing with three note power chords and will serve to encourage students to develop the ability to move fixed shapes around the neck of the guitar.

The Can Can Fingering Exercise

A sheet showing the musical notation, fingering and Tab for The Can Can. This exercise is made up entirely of notes to be found within a one octave C Major Scale (using open strings so it’s especially suitable for novice players) This handout can be used to show students at an early stage that scales are “where music comes from”

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