I cobbled together this one, it was edited on 3/3/10, so if you downloaded the first one, toss it out!
The excel spread sheet is really exciting and I *think* I'm starting to wrap my head around it. Is there some way you can explain how the fingering works with this sheet? So... if I'm using GDG tuning... I set the first three columns to those notes and then select a chord over at the right. The highlighted areas are showing me the frets I should finger, is that correct? If so... YEEHA! You rock! Do I have this right??
And... wow, thanks.
Its color coded and gives the note progression for each chord for each fingering (ie Maj = 1,3,5) So for a G maj chord 1=G, 3=B, 5=D. For me this helps with inversions and partials.
Hey Josh, thanks for the reply.
Inversions, partials... dude you are SO above my head. But if I can use this chart just to know where to place my fingers to make some basic chords, that's perfect for where I'm at right now. As an aside... It's interesting to me that much of the CBG "revolution" seems to be masterful guitar players stepping back to a simpler instrument... going backwards if you will. But I'm one of those people who is not a musician and really drawn to the 3 string instrument musically but also politically (beautifully democratized... ie, anyone can own one) and also b/c it would appear to invite music into one's life in a less intense way. For someone with 2 jobs and a teen, the idea of playing a few tunes and having fun rather than needing a 5-year apprenticeship is so appealing. The sense I get from my local music shops (one is an indie, the other a huge guitar center) is that this poses a threat of sorts to the status quo money machine of music as we know it. But I digress! Whoah!
Thanks again for the amazing spreadsheet... it's just gorgeous, a real work of art. I really sincerely appreciate it.