Tom's Guitar Cheat Sheet packs more useful information for guitarists on one page than anything you've ever seen. You can carry it anywhere and keep it handy for quick reference. Here's what you can do with Tom's Guitar Cheat Sheet:

  • Learn the most common chords for major keys
  • View the degrees (I-VII) and chords for major keys
  • Find the relative minor for each major key
  • Use tablature to play a scale in each major key
  • See the mode (major or minor) for each degree
  • Learn all the notes on a guitar fretboard
  • Instantly transpose songs from one key to another
  • ...and more!

The top row of Tom's Guitar Cheat Sheet shows the degrees of the scale, with half steps and the relative-minor degree clearly marked:

Instantly transpose songs from one key to another by glancing at the chords under each degree of the scale:

Read the tablature to play a one-octave scale in every key:

View the mode for each degree of the scale:

The bottom chart shows every note on the fretboard:

Click on one of these links to download Tom's Guitar Cheat Sheet:



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cheatsheet.gif is a 300-dpi GIF file (download size: only 165K) in case you can't use Acrobat Reader. When you click on the link, the cheat sheet appears in your web browser. Point the mouse cursor anywhere at the image and right-click the mouse (with Microsoft Windows) or press the Control key and click and hold the mouse button (Apple Macintosh). A pop-up menu should appear. From the menu, choose "Save Picture As..." (with Internet Explorer) or "Save Image As..." (with a Mozilla browser) and save the image just like any other file.

Now you can open and print Tom's Guitar Cheat Sheet with just about any imaging program, such as Adobe PhotoShop. Set your top, bottom, left, and right margins for 1/2 inch and the print resolution at 300 dpi. The whole cheat sheet fits on one page!

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