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Kurt Miller
post Nov 28 2007, 04:55 PM
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I am a new member and I am totally in love with this site. So much information for the price. I am 43 and stopped playing guitar for about 20 years because I lost interest and never learned any songs. Its exciting to be reliving my younger dreams of rocking out. I have memorized a couple of Gabriel's lessons on 80's hard rock and blues rythym and tabbed many others but haven't memorized them.

I love Jimmy Page and the White Stripes and all hard rock in general.

Here is an idea I had, to memorize all the notes on the fretboard. I tried to go fret by fret and memorize all six notes but it was too much for my brain. Now, I am memorizing each note in the chromatic scale - one at a time. For example: I memorized all the F# notes from frets 0 to 11 (there is six obviously) and they repeat in same positions from fret 12 on. I play a little riff or bit of a scale at each F#, starting and ending on the F#. This makes my fooling around sound decent because all the F#'s make my lame improvisation tie together and sound in harmony. This only takes a few second and I can easily remember each spot for the F#. Then it hit me do this for all twelve notes and I will have a decent grasp of where each note is. I am going in order andf have done the G note and then on to G# etc.

This is probably obvious to most people but it is really helping me, along with memorizing scales, to have more fun with the guitar.

Anyways, thanks to all who post and the instructors who make this an invaluable tool for learning guitar.

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post Nov 28 2007, 04:57 PM
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post Nov 28 2007, 04:58 PM
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post Nov 28 2007, 05:10 PM
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post Nov 28 2007, 06:51 PM
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Hello Kurt, Welcome to GMC. You seem to be on the same boat that I road in on. This is great place to be to acheive your goals. I'm also in the process of commiting the fretboard notes to memory. It seems a little easier the second time around for me. Good luck.


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post Nov 28 2007, 09:03 PM
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Hi mister Kurt, happy memorizing smile.gif Welcome to the family! biggrin.gif

I personally think that you got it man, knowing your fretboad is one of the most if not the most important thing when practising because it makes the next steps of playing and practising very easy. Good luck, if you have some specific questions fell free to ask!


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you welcome try this program "fretbaord warrior"
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post Nov 29 2007, 12:04 AM
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post Nov 29 2007, 12:43 AM
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Welcome man smile.gif

Gabriels lessons have helped me so much aswell. I'm sure you'll enjoy it here at GMC. See ya around the boards.

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post Nov 29 2007, 01:10 AM
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post Nov 29 2007, 05:01 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Nov 29 2007, 12:09 AM) *
Welcome! It feels safe to have someone from Rock city around biggrin.gif




Thanks to all! Yes I am from Detroit Rock City! Watch out or I might steal your car. laugh.gif

Actually when I was 12 or 13 Kiss was my favorite band.

Thanks for all the welcomes.
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