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Kevin98497
post Feb 16 2007, 03:04 PM
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is there an good way to learn the notes on the fretboard?
because i can read music, and can find the notes on piano and violin......but i just dont know where the notes are on the fretboard sad.gif ! can anyone help me here? huh.gif
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post Feb 16 2007, 03:19 PM
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It's very easy.

All your strings are, normally, tuned to EADGBe right?

Okey so there's the first notes.

Then ever yfret is a half-tone.

So on E it goes:

E-F-F#-G-G#-A and etc.

this would translate into tablature as:

E|-0-1-2-3-4-5

And it goes like this for every string except with different starting points of course.
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post Feb 16 2007, 03:40 PM
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All natural notes (A B C D E F G) are a whole step (2 frets) apart, except between E-F and B-C which are a half step (1 fret) apart


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post Feb 16 2007, 08:57 PM
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sorry i mean a way to learn the notes......a system or something
i can work them out, but i want a system where if i practice it everyday, i will learn the notes, and eventually able to name all the notes on the fretboard straight away
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post Feb 16 2007, 09:11 PM
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QUOTE (kevin-riff-after-riff @ Feb 16 2007, 02:57 PM) *
sorry i mean a way to learn the notes......a system or something
i can work them out, but i want a system where if i practice it everyday, i will learn the notes, and eventually able to name all the notes on the fretboard straight away


This may be controversial, it will be interesting to see if I am alone here, but I never learnt the individual notes, and I have been playing for 30 years ... I can identify them if necessary but don't think about each note I play. For me scales and patterns are more important. I know the scales well, and I know the relationships of the notes to the key I am in, 3rd, 5th etc, and I know the intervals by ear, but I do not know what notes I am playing at any given time.


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post Feb 17 2007, 12:11 AM
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For me, there was no special memory trick to learn the notes. During my warmups, I'd pick a note ("C", for example) and play every C on the entire fretboard. I'd play the note, and say it out loud. I know it sounds stupid, but it's one of those memory tricks that works great. Do this for 10 minutes a day.

Tomorrow, find all C# notes. The day after, find D... etc...

Do this every day for a few months and you'll be able to name every G# as easily as you can find the 3rd string, 12th fret.
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post Feb 17 2007, 01:51 AM
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Amen.

Learning the notes comes naturally if you put just a little thought into it (for me about 5 min per day over a
couple months)

Try Finding the notes by using octaves and remembering little tricks like middle C is 3rd string 5th fret
and the notes on 7th fret spell "B-E-A-D" ...... for some reason I found I just 'knew' the second string notes by having played a few years

Some people misintrepet (or get sold the idea) this ability is a great secret to playing better... not sure if it is all that... it helps in finding chords, inversions, scales, etc but it has little to do with bending in tune, playing fast runs, etc..
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post Feb 17 2007, 02:26 AM
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I tune all 6 strings to E. That way the notes are all the same and I only need to learn one string!
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post Feb 17 2007, 11:08 AM
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i find that everytime i use to get board with lesoons in the uni

i would paint the all 12 frets and write the notes it killes an half an hour and you get to see wonderful patterns on the guitar

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post Feb 17 2007, 03:38 PM
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QUOTE ([email protected] @ Feb 17 2007, 12:51 AM) *
Amen.

Learning the notes comes naturally if you put just a little thought into it (for me about 5 min per day over a
couple months)

Try Finding the notes by using octaves and remembering little tricks like middle C is 3rd string 5th fret
and the notes on 7th fret spell "B-E-A-D" ...... for some reason I found I just 'knew' the second string notes by having played a few years

Some people misintrepet (or get sold the idea) this ability is a great secret to playing better... not sure if it is all that... it helps in finding chords, inversions, scales, etc but it has little to do with bending in tune, playing fast runs, etc..


it does help if you know the notes, i know that because although it is easier on the keyboard to learn the notes, it helps me write better melodies, like if i play say C and i want to play the diminished arpeggio, i would look for Eb,Gb etc. and i can do that anyday on piano, but not on guitar coz i dont know the nooes....anyway it just helps you understand the melody rather than the pattern etc.
and understanding, for me helps more than repetitive patterns
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post Feb 18 2007, 01:46 AM
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We all know that a lot of guitar is to know the patterns and a quick pattern for learning some of the notes along the neck is as follows.
I will use the note B in this example. Once you learn the notes on the 6th (Big) string here is a way to find some more fast.

These are all B and easy to find, with standard 440 tuning this pattern works on the whole neck, even for the flats and sharps. This helped me learn the notes faster. I still keep it in mind all the time.
---------7---------- Same as the 6th string
---------12-------- 3 frets up 2 strings higher
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---------9---------- 2 frets up 2 strings higher
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---------7---------

These are all B Flats


---------6------------
---------11-----------
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---------8-----------
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----------6-----------

In most scale patterns these are different colors to show the roots in scales.

Not all the notes but a fast starting point.

See the pattern is the same everywhere, Hope this help you some
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post Feb 18 2007, 08:13 PM
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thank you
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post Feb 19 2007, 12:32 PM
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Try this little program here http://www.francoisbrisson.com/fretboardwa...ardwarrior.html

It's a pretty simple 'game' where it plays a tone and lights up a fret, you select what note was played. It kinda helps with both ear and learning the neck of the guitar.

It's not a substitute for actually sitting down with your guitar and figuring it all out, but it really does help. I'm still working on getting all the notes down. Good luck
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post Feb 19 2007, 01:19 PM
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I have a similar method as leedbreak.

Learn the pattern for one note in all positions between fret 0-12
Play them from fret 0 (open string) up to fret 12 then just randomly fool around hitting only A's for example.

A

E --------------5-----------------
B ---------------------10--------
G -----2-------------------------
D -----------------7-------------
A -0------------------------12--
E ----------5--------------------


If you know the pattern for A you'd more easy be able to find another key all over the place.

E

E ----0------------------12-------
B -----------5--------------------
G -------------------9------------
D -------2------------------------
A ---------------7----------------
E -0-----------------------12-----


You see that the pattern is the same, just mind the B string. I've notice that knowing these patterns makes it easier to find the right key when soloing and you can apply the f ex pentatonic boxes from any key root note. This might sound complicated but it is helping me to see how the boxes... say your key is E and your starting your pentatonic run on the G string fret 9. When you reach the thin E string and the box "wraps around" the thick E string is a repetition of the thin E string (of course) and then starting on the A string the box continues to end on where you started... well, in this example the box completes on the G string fret 12.

Think of the fretboard as a cylinder... if that helps huh.gif

I'm still working on this myself just to learn find my way better, and after a while it makes sence.

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