Guitar Fretboard Notes
Guitar Fretboard Notes
When learning your Guitar Fretboard Notes there’s many ways to go about mastering this process. Many of which are far too complex and over-thought. Having been a guitar instructor for over 20 years I’ve seen a lot a ways that my students have trained themselves to understand the notes on the fretboard, and have analyzed most of them.
What I most commonly find is that they put more demand on themselves than need be. In fact, most of the time it becomes more complicated to understand the Guitar Fretboard Notes when using some of these complex methods.
Today I’m going to show you an easy to understand method of mastering your Guitar Fretboard Notes fast and easy, once and for all. There’s just two shapes you need to remember and rest will fall into place once you begin practicing this method.
The best part of this method is that you’ll learn all the octave locations across the neck at the same time, as well as the Guitar Fretboard Notes. This makes it much easier to see the entire neck for each and every key, on demand.
1st Triangle Shape For Guitar Fretboard Notes Memory.
- Figure #1.
As you can see, the starting point is on the sixth string, third fret. From there you’ll diagonally cross over to the fourth string, fifth fret. Finally, all the way down to the first string, third fret.
These three “G” notes create the triangle you see in the diagram. The starting point on the sixth string will always represent the key signature that you’re in.
As you move this shape up or down the neck, the triangle stays exactly the same, and the starting note on the sixth string will always be the key your are in. This is the best way to view your octaves from the sixth string perspective. You’ll want to practice this triangle shape all the way up the neck and all the way back down the neck, calling out each key that you’re in as you practice them in sequence.
Once you get the hang of moving this shape around and calling out the keys, you’ll start seeing all the Guitar Fretboard Notes easier than ever before. You’ll wonder why you didn’t catch on to this simple method sooner.
2nd Triangle Shape For Guitar Fretboard Notes Memory.
- Figure #2.
This one is slightly different, in that it starts on the fifth string, third fret. From there you’ll diagonally cross over to the third string fifth fret. Finally, down to the second string, first fret.
These three “C” notes create the triangle you see in figure 2. The starting point on the fifth string will always represent the key signature that you’re in.
As you you move this shape up and down the neck, the triangle stays exactly the same, and the starting note on the fifth string will always represent the key you’re in. Again, this is the best way to view your octaves from the fifth string perspective. You’ll want to practice this triangle shape all the way up the neck and all the way back down the neck, calling out each key as you’re practicing them in sequence.
Once you get the hang of moving this shape around and calling out the keys, you’ll start seeing all the Guitar Fretboard Notes super easy.
These Two Triangle Shapes Will Unlock All Of The Guitar Fretboard Notes.
What you’ll start noticing when you practice this method, is that you’re able to simply look at the guitar fretboard without playing anything, and actually see all of the Guitar Fretboard Notes by just viewing the guitar fretboard. The same thing happen if you close your eyes and visualize the neck, you’ll still see all the notes. This is what you want.
If you practice these shapes daily, you’ll find that within a week the neck will have a whole new look to it. You won’t see the neck the way you did before, as just frets and dots… You’ll begin to clearly see all notes by name and will be much more comfortable playing in different keys. You’ll also notice a major improvement with improvising.
When you unlock the Guitar Fretboard Notes your creativity goes way up, and the quality of your music improves as well. It’s only natural that it would, because you’ll now have complete control over the fretboard. If you feel this has helped you, please leave a comment in the box below.
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This method has helped many of my guitar students break through the barrier of mastering guitar notes across the fretboard. If this has helped you better understand the fretboard, please share your experience here. Thanks.
great tip Bob , tnx man SALUTE !!! 🙂
math. geometry and guitar playn’ , another connection GREAT !!!
hi thanks i try it!
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