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post May 13 2011, 08:03 AM
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Well, now that I know some patterns.
what is the best way to remember the fretboard notes,
are there any tricks to remember it easy ?

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post May 13 2011, 08:27 AM
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Well everyone probably learns it differently, but what helped me...

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E = 6th String (thickest)
A = 5th String
D = 4th String
G = 3th String
B = 2th String
e = 1st String (thinnest)

It can be anything you like, but the more silly and stupid you make it, the more likely you are to remember it!

Then it's just remember your abcs and where the sharp/flat notes are in between.

Let's start from the A String:

A
A Sharp (or B Flat)
B
C
C Sharp (or D Flat)
D
D Sharp (or E Flat)
E
F
F Sharp (or G Flat)
G
G Sharp (or A Flat)
(loop around)

At the 12th fret they all repeat, just sounding one octave higher.
Going up the neck you call the in between notes Sharps and call them Flats as you go back down.

Try it, what's the notes on the 6th String (Thickest)? How about the rest?

Once your learnt that, find the same notes on every string, remembering a note usually appears twice on each string unless it is at the 11th fret.

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post May 13 2011, 08:45 AM
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If you know the notes of the open strings, how to tune a guitar to itself, how to play octaves, and know the open chords,it will take you far.

- First, the obvious - the open strings, they look like this

E
B
G
D
A
E

Now go to the twelve fret, and thats the octave, so its the same notes.

- When you tune a guitar to itself, you're matching notes on different strings.

When you tune the A string to the low E string, you fret the E string at the 5th fret. Thats the A note. Congratulations, you just learned one note biggrin.gif The same thing applies with the other strings. When you tune the D string to the A string, you are fretting the A string at the 5th fret, which would make it a D.

- Now for octaves. Where is the octave of E on the A string in relation to the low E string? It is the 7th fret.

E----------
B----------
G----------
D---------
A------7--
E--0------

Both of those notes are E, just one octave apart.

If you know how to play a power chord, you can take this further.

an E power chord on the A string looks like this

E----------
B----------
G------9--
D------9--
A------7--
E---------

The 9th fret on the D string is the fifth, and the 9th fret on the G string is the octave, which makes in an E. Now you know E on four strings.

So whats the E on the D string? Thats simple just remember the power chord shape and apply it to the low E string.

E--------
B-------
G-------
D--2---
A--2---
E--0----

Just like the power chord before, just the root is on the E string. The open E string is E, and the second fret on the D string is E. Now you know E on five strings. One left.

- This one is easy. Remember how to tune the high E string to the B string? Its the fifth fret on the B string, which is E. Now you know E on all the strings. Keep in mind there can only be one E in every octave.

Now that you know E on every string, you also know F, because F is the next note. There is no sharp between E and F.

I'll show you one more string just so you can see the pattern, and then you can figure out the rest.

- The octave of A on the D string, in relation to the open A string, is the 7th fret

E--------
B---------
G---------
D-----7--
A--0------
E--------

Hopefully this makes sense biggrin.gif


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post May 13 2011, 04:16 PM
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Useful stuff here! smile.gif


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post May 13 2011, 04:41 PM
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My guitar teacher showed me a great octave exercise to remember the notes.
Just start from the note you want on the thickest E string, then play the note on the D string +2 frets, then play it on the B string +3 frets, then on the A string +2 frets, then on the G string +2 frets and then on the thinnest E +3 frets. (remember that both of E strings contain absolutely the same notes).
Here is an example with E note



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post May 13 2011, 05:29 PM
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haha the open strings I know and that tuning part also, I just wanted the full notes , but that comment above this one helped me
al lot, thnx mate wink.gif

thnx to u all

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post May 13 2011, 07:59 PM
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QUOTE (K1R @ May 13 2011, 11:41 AM) *
My guitar teacher showed me a great octave exercise to remember the notes.
Just start from the note you want on the thickest E string, then play the note on the D string +2 frets, then play it on the B string +3 frets, then on the A string +2 frets, then on the G string +2 frets and then on the thinnest E +3 frets. (remember that both of E strings contain absolutely the same notes).
Here is an example with E note


Great topic. Thanks K1R, that's a great tip. So simple but perfect sense!

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post May 13 2011, 09:39 PM
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QUOTE (snackajacks @ May 13 2011, 09:03 AM) *
Well, now that I know some patterns.
what is the best way to remember the fretboard notes,
are there any tricks to remember it easy ?

Thnx mates


One of the easiest ways to do it is along the scales practice.
As you are playing any scale/pattern, lower the tempo (40-50 bpm or how much slow you need it - everyone plays this exercise really slowly) and then play the pattern in quarter notes/eight notes. Now comes the tricky part, try naming each note out loud as you play it. It may be "hard" at first but trust me - it's a very good exercise to remember note names and their positions on the fretboard.

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post May 14 2011, 01:05 PM
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Start by knowing where E is in the whole neck. And really have that down well.

Once you can recognise immediately where E is anywhere on any string, next one to go for is A. Do the same process.

and then maybe go for C. Once you have those three notes, you will notice it's easier to fill the gaps between them


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post May 14 2011, 01:58 PM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ May 14 2011, 12:05 PM) *
Start by knowing where E is in the whole neck. And really have that down well.

Once you can recognise immediately where E is anywhere on any string, next one to go for is A. Do the same process.

and then maybe go for C. Once you have those three notes, you will notice it's easier to fill the gaps between them
Good 1 Daniel. By immediately recognizing E 1 fret above theres an F note.Also 1 fret down from C theres B, and ur almost done after that.
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post May 14 2011, 02:35 PM
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QUOTE (bill95 @ May 14 2011, 12:58 PM) *
Good 1 Daniel. By immediately recognizing E 1 fret above theres an F note.Also 1 fret down from C theres B, and ur almost done after that.


really thanx , love it that you get such fast responds to questions
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post May 14 2011, 04:05 PM
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Some great advices in there. I will definitely use those smile.gif

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post May 14 2011, 04:29 PM
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QUOTE (quadrium @ May 14 2011, 03:05 PM) *
Some great advices in there. I will definitely use those smile.gif

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You don't know all the fretboard? ohmy.gif I thought u did tongue.gif

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QUOTE (bill95 @ May 14 2011, 03:29 PM) *
You don't know all the fretboard? ohmy.gif I thought u did tongue.gif


I know but can't remember all the time smile.gif Just need to find a way not to forget them smile.gif

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post May 14 2011, 10:03 PM
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There is no fast and easy way of learning the notes smile.gif

Faster way (and more harder, and not very functional) is to sit and memorize all the notes as they are.

Slower way (more easier, and more functional) is to learn C major scale pattern all over the neck. This way you cover all the "natural" notes. All these notes are white keys on the piano. It will be easy to learn other notes then, as all other notes can have two names (depending if the note is sharped of flatted).

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post May 14 2011, 10:56 PM
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Another Thing i would say.(might not work for you). When i was studying the arpeggios and chord triads, i understood that its much easier to learn the notes that way than just trying to memorize them.Athough i memorized them, took me like 1-2 weeks to master it tho.
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