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Aside: Fretboard Tool Edge Cases

The in-app reference tools like the scale explorer and note chart are quite versatile. They can render a fretboard for virtually any fretted string instrument: any number of strings, each tuned an arbitrary note, across any number of frets. But they're not, strictly speaking, universal in scope. Mostly out of academic interest, here's a little tangential discussion of some of the abstract limits of theses tools and the instrument types they exclude.

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