Fretboard Note Chart

I took the liberty of making up this guitar fretboard note chart as an aid for learning the guitar fretboard. I couldn’t find many good ones out there that laid it all out so I made my own! I made this fretboard note chart up to the 20th fret. Use this for reference or as an aid to complete memorization of the fretboard.

If you’re wanting to have a complete mastery over the fretboard, I highly recommend that you take a look at Guitar Friendly’s introduction to an explanation of guitar scales. Learning the fretboard isn’t just about learning some note names, but rather, it’s about learning how these notes connect and relate to another.

One great source for learning the guitar fretboard is Craig Basset’s Guitar Scale Mastery System. His instruction is unbelievably detailed and helpful for getting you started learning the guitar fretboard.

Fretboard Note Chart
About Brett McQueen

Brett McQueen is a musician, songwriter, and the founder and editor of Guitar Friendly and Ukulele Tricks. Learn more about him here and follow him on Twitter at @GuitarFriendly.


  1. “I couldn’t find many good ones out there that laid it all out so I made my own!” Maybe that is the best way to learn the fret board?

    I have seen one FretBoard mapping as nice as this one, but you bring up a good point: Reinforce By Doing. While you are sharing a great lesson, maybe we need to create our own…and learn.

  2. Mike – You bring up a great point.

    Lately, I’m finding it’s also very helpful to quiz myself when it comes to the really “heady” stuff of playing the guitar. I find that this really helps to reinforce what I’m learning and make it stick. As you said, “reinforce by doing.”

  3. Aluna

    in some websites,it goes like Aadd9 = 000220 and D= xx0323 so it is kinda hard to know it. Can u explain these ones for me?

  4. Andy

    I was looking for something like this, but would have thought it might be helpful if it were laid out horizontally, since that’s how I see the fretboard in my head. Still, will try this out and see how it goes :)


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