I’m creating my own Chord book, like most people.
First I scribble stuff down, but then I create a proper sheet in CorelDraw.
I learn best by starting to learn more than I need for any given level, then drop back down to the original position I should be on (if that makes sense) and have always found the best way to learn is to teach. When studying electronic servicing the lecturers used my ‘homework’ to produce a book for all the students to use as study, and I had similar experiences in networking etc.
Anyway, enough of the waffle. I am creating Chord diagrams with some details of what notes, steps etc. are in them. I am stuck on what to call the notes - for example if I create a C Chord diagram, I show the finger position, and the notes being played, their position in the scale, but I am a bit baffled by how to describe the octaves etc.
I know it’s more than I need to know as a beginner, but it is simply how I learn - I can refer to the 5th string, third fret as the Root C, but what about the second string, first fret - is it just an Octave higher, and if so, do I refer to it as C2, C3 or what. This sort of stuff bugs me, and I will create a document describing everything to myself (and anyone else who would like a copy) when I get it right.
I have attached a JPG of the sort of thing I am creating - this will hopefully show you the sort of thing I am making. Excuse the quality - CorelDraw is sulking about exporting stuff.