Guitar Note Location

The Notes on the Guitar

A reference to every note on the guitar's fretboard in standard tuning up to the 12th fret.

Use this map of the guitar fretboard to learn where the notes on the guitar are located and where they repeat. The space between notes are the sharp (♯) and flat (♭) notes. Example: Between a C and a D note refers to C♯ or D♭.

A Map of the Note Locations on the Guitar

Starting at the 12th fret the notes repeat themselves, so the 13th fret would be the same as the 1st fret.

Notice the octave patterns (where each note is repeated on the fretboard), shown with the D notes in the diagram, to help you remember where the notes are on each string.