Notes on the guitar fretboard: some visualization tools

Following my earlier posts covering an introduction to the notes on the guitar fretboard and some basic music theory, in this post I'll provide some visualization tools to help provide some insight into the structure and layout of the notes on the guitar fretboard.

Testing a Mac OS X web site using a local hostname on a mobile device

If you have a locally-hosted version of a web site for testing or development, you'll almost certainly want to test it on a mobile device. Let's say the hostname is defined locally in the "hosts" file. How can you test the site using the same URL on a mobile device without jailbreaking the device, using a DNS server, or paying for additional software? In this post I'll describe a way to do exactly that.

Notes on the guitar fretboard: some basic theory

Perhaps one of the more puzzling things for a newcomer to music theory is the apparently uneven distribution of “natural” notes: why are they next to each other in some places like E and F, and not in others like F and G? To understand this, we need to take a step back and look at some basic music theory.

Notes on the guitar fretboard: an introduction

While you can get by playing chords and patterns on the guitar without knowing individual notes by name, at some point you probably want to learn the note names across the fretboard---perhaps in order to help remember what you've played, read and write music, and communicate with other musicians. What follows is a basic introduction to the notes on the guitar fretboard.