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Old 11-02-2018, 11:14 AM
Greathouse is offline
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Originally Posted by Steven_Maven View Post
Does anybody on this thread actually play the guitar?

First, fret markers come in many shapes, although dots are the most common.

Next, there are fret markers only on steel string guitars (both acoustic and electric), but never on nylon (formerly gut) string guitars. Gretch puts dots on the upper edge of the neck, but not on the fretboard.

Fret markers are not helpful for playing scales on a single string, because nobody plays on a single string. Furthermore, playing scales is just practice.

When you play a melody, you can start on any string and any fret in any key. Well almost. The markers help you find a place to start.

Fret markers also help when you’re strumming barre chords.

So, you don't know the answer either. Got it.