#1
So I've been playing guitar for about 3 years. maybe a little more. its just recently i've started taking interest in music theory. I decided it'd probably be smart to learn the notes on the fretboard instead of just using tabs. anybody know any good ways to get me started?
#4
it all follows this order

A (A#/Bb) B C (C#/Db) D (D#/Eb) E F (F#/Gb) G (G#/Ab) A

its cyclical.

so on the A string, the open string is A, the first fret is (A#/Bb) second fret is B third fret is C...

now you can find all the notes...

then when your looking at a staff its just where the dots are and if there is an accidental for it.
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#5
My teacher has me play C G D A E B Gb Db Ab Eb Bb F Cb/B# F# C# (I think, don't have a guitar in front of me) on each string, really helps get the notes down.
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Unfortunately my lessons for this kind of thing are not permitted to be advertised here, because it is a pay to learn from me kind of thing. However I am working on trying to become a paid advertiser here as soon as I learn more about how to go about it.

In the mean time check theory stickies - presumably there are courses here that teach everything.
#8
if you learn the 3 bottom strings first it becomes easier to find the rest of the notes. you should at least know the notes on the 6th and 5th string for chords.
#9
I started to do that a little while ago, Learn the notes on the 6th string first(then youll know the first string two) and then 5th, 4th, etc... Then learn the circle of fifths and their relative minors. Then learn triads and how to turn a major to a minor, major to augmented, and minor to diminished.
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#10
Threadstarter, my video lessons are basically a step by step towards learning all the notes of the fretboard. Give them a go.

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My teacher has me play C G D A E B Gb Db Ab Eb Bb F Cb/B# F# C# (I think, don't have a guitar in front of me) on each string, really helps get the notes down.


The circle of fifths is a good way to "randomly" generate notes for the student to learn to locate, except that the student will after going through it a few times start to realize the pattern. Then he can try a different pattern (alternating major and minor thirds or sixths).

You also might want to check your circle of fifths. It should be:

F C G D A E B F♯ C♯ G♯/A♭ E♭ B♭ F

Of course, if you want to be true to just perfect fifths, you would not switch to any enharmonics, and would get to E♯ rather than F, but then when you keep going around the circle, you'll run into double sharps, which just get messy. Since the circle of fifths has no tonality, there's no context to dictate which enharmonic should be used, and the 11 perfect fifths and one diminished sixth is neater, and better shows the cyclical nature of the circle of fifths.