Master the Guitar with Ease All Chords, Scales, and Theory on One Poster

Learn the guitar with precision. Our poster simplifies chords and scales for all levels. A great gift for guitarists and a must-have for music producers.


Learn how to play the guitar and produce your own music

The Really Useful Guitar Poster helps guitarists and producers of all levels to make better music. Covering everything from scales to chord progressions, this easy-to-use poster will guide you through the fundamentals of music theory. By teaching you about the building blocks of music, it will fast-track your learning and make practice more fun. 

On the poster, you’ll find fretboard diagrams of scales and the most common guitar chords.The visual fretboard diagrams show the relevant fingering for each chord and scale - which means there’s no sight-reading required. The poster also covers essential music theory, including the circle of fifths. 

From playing your first chords, to writing your next album - this poster will help you to unlock your musical potential. It will teach you how to identify the scale of your melody and find the best chords for your piece. Practise with it consistently, and you’ll memorise those all-important chords and scales, and get a better understanding of music theory.

Ready to start playing?

Okay. So your Really Useful Guitar Poster just arrived in the post. You can’t wait to get started. You hang your poster up on the wall and then...what next? 

Whatever your musical goal is, we’ve got you covered.

The Really Useful Guitar Poster helps guitarists to commit chords and scales to muscle memory. It will teach you the best fingerings for each scale, so that you learn the easiest way to play them. With this poster, there’s no need for apps – so you can stay in the zone as you play.

Pick one scale each day and practise it for XX minutes. Work through the major scales first, and then move on to the minor scales. Rinse and repeat until you can play every scale by heart! You’ll notice significant improvement after you’ve practised each scale five times over - which would take approximately four months if you’re working on one scale per day.  

If you’re a producer, you can use The Really Useful Guitar Poster to find which scale you’re playing in and to identify the best chords to jam with. It will teach you which notes fit together, so that you can become a more intuitive songwriter. Over time you’ll start to absorb the music theory behind your songs by osmosis.

Choose a chord set and play all 7 chords in sequence. Once you can do that with ease, start playing the chords in a random order. This will help you to come up with your own unique progression. You can then find the matching scale and use the 7 notes in the scale to write a melody over the top of your chord progression. Try to do this for a different chord set every day to improve your playing skills and consistently create new music!

Head to our Learning Portal to find videos and guides that will support you on your creative journey.

Strike a chord

A chord is a collection of two or more notes that are played together at the same time. You can choose any notes you like to create a chord. But it’s worth learning the most common chord types, as they appear in many popular pieces of music.

Major, minor, augmented and diminished. Those 4 chord types have created the world’s most beautiful songs. Once you understand how they’re formed, you can play and improvise with the best of them.

Just as a drumbeat provides rhythm, chords give structure to a song. They’re also a great way to create emotion. Chords are built using combinations of intervals - which means the distance between one note and another. By using different interval patterns, you can create distinct moods. This is how chords and chord sequences add suspense, sorrow or joy to a piece.

When you become familiar with each chord type, you can pick the perfect chords for any arrangement.

The Really Useful Guitar Poster contains visual diagrams of the 4 most common chords in every key signature. The chords are displayed in a large, easy-to-read format, with their notes written underneath them. This means you can instantly access all the notes you need, rather than having to figure out how to build each chord manually. Use this poster every time you practise, and you’ll soon be playing chords with ease.

Scale your learning

A scale is a collection of notes, played in a particular order. Scales can start on any note and each has its own distinct sound.

Scales provide useful sets of notes, which sound good when played together. When you know which notes are in each scale, then it’s easier to riff and create new music.

Mastering your scales is a bit like learning how to touch-type. By practising them frequently you’ll improve your coordination and fluency. Once you’ve nailed your scales, you’ll be able to play with confidence. The more you practise them, the quicker you’ll commit them to memory!

The Really Useful Guitar Poster will teach you about 4 of the most common scales: major, natural minor, harmonic minor and melodic minor. The poster is fully illustrated, which means that there’s no sight-reading necessary. It includes a step-by-step guide on how to play each scale and clearly indicates the best fingering to use.

Practice makes progress

A chord progression is made up of multiple chords played in succession. Much like individual chords, chord progressions create a sense of atmosphere. They work alongside the melody of a song to give it structure.

Each major and minor scale has its own set of 7 triad chords. All of these chords work well when played together because they’re made up of notes from the same scale. By memorising these chord sets you’ll become a more intuitive player and songwriter. Over time, they’ll help you to pick up music by ear and create more interesting compositions.

The Really Useful Guitar Poster covers the major and natural minor chord sets for each key signature. The chord sets are laid out in an accessible, visual format - so you don’t have to take the time to work them out yourself. Just refer back to the poster and you’ll be able to jam chord progressions in any key.

Music theory made easy(ish)

Music theory is the study of the rules and concepts that underpin every piece of music. It covers a huge range of topics, including scales, modes, musical terminology, harmonies, notation and much more.

You don’t have to study music theory in order to make and play music - but it definitely helps. If you can get to grips with the fundamentals, then you’ll be able to understand the instinctive choices you make when you play. The more you learn, the more informed your decisions will be. Think of music theory as a tool that can improve your performance and speed up the song writing process.

The Really Useful Guitar Poster includes information on notation, intervals, extended chords and modes. Work through the poster to learn new musical lingo and add complexity to your compositions.

With each purchase you’ll also immediately receive a free digital version of The Really Useful Guitar Poster - so you can get practising straight away!

Good to know

Free 2-day shipping to the UK

Worldwide shipping is charged at £15

Free digital download with this product

This product ships in a postal tube

Each tube weighs approximately 405g / 0.9lb

Each poster measures 594 x 841mm / 23.4 x 33.1in

We offset our carbon footprint via Ecologi

We use 100% recyclable paper and packaging

What makes this poster so useful?

  • Illustrated chord and scale diagrams mean no sight-reading required 
  • Learn all the chords and scales you need to start composing
  • Music theory made easy
  • Add complexity to your compositions 
  • The perfect size to hang up on your wall
  • Covers chord progressions, scales and more
  • Free shipping to the UK
  • Receive a free digital download with your product
  • Scale your learning by doing 
  • Improve your improvisation
  • Compose with confidence 
  • Commit chords to memory
  • Fine tune your musical ear
  • Make more informed choices in your productions
  • Start writing songs with ease
  • Learn music theory at your own pace

Reviews from happy creators

“I’ve been playing guitar and making music for years, and I bought The Really Useful Guitar Poster during a particularly bad patch of writer’s block. In my opinion, the most useful thing about the poster is how it can help you to find out what scale you’re creating in. It also shows you which chords will work well for your piece. Since buying this poster I’ve created some really beautiful songs - and I always turn to it if I’m ever in need of inspiration! Would really recommend this product for songwriters.”

"I'm a songwriter, and this poster is a genius for creating music. It's a scale-finding wizard. But, you guys should definitely turn these into an App! It'd be a songwriter's dream! Also, can't wait for you to bring out a poster for ukulele!"

"I've been playing guitar for years, and this poster gave me fresh inspiration. It's my creativity compass. But imagine having it as a mobile app? That would be the ultimate songwriter's tool! Also, any plans for a poster for drums or saxophone?"

"This poster is a must-have for songwriters. It's like having a musical companion. But, seriously, you should consider creating an app version. It'd be a game-changer!"

"I'm a seasoned guitarist, and this poster has brought fresh inspiration to my music. But here's an idea - turn it into a mobile app! It'd be the ultimate songwriter's tool!"

How we deliver

  • Shipping is free to the UK
  • Shipping to UK addresses typically takes 2 days
  • Worldwide shipping is charged at £15
  • These products are shipped in a tube (so there’s no creases, but you will need to be home when the product is delivered)
  • While you’re waiting for your physical product, you can instantly download a free digital version of The Really Useful Guitar Poster. So you can start making better music straight away.