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Hey guys! Thought I'd share this idea.

-FPChris

The "Bag Bead Fad Feed" Method. (Part 1 of 2)

This method is a super simple way to locate *any* note on a 24 fret guitar neck.
It can be used to help you quickly memorize the entire fretboard.

It should probably take all of about 5 minutes to "get it".
Only 4 simple words and one key number (explained below) to remember.


Step 1 - The fretboard
--------------------------

Let's get started.

Look at the guitar neck as below. Low E is on top and the nut is to the right.
If you are a lefty, as I am, think of it as looking at the guitar in a mirror.


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|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- E
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- A 
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- D
|   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- G
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- B
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- E


Step 2 - The Key "B197"
--------------------------

Remember "B197". This will help you remember your 2 starting points.
Which will be the two "B" notes at fret 19 and fret 7 on the low E string.

I have inserted them below.


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|---|---|---|---|---|-B-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-B-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- E
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- A 
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- D
|   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- G
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- B
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- E


Step 3 - BEAD
--------------------------

Spell the word "BEAD" downward from both frets as I've done below.


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|---|---|---|---|---|-B-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-B-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- E
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|-E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-E-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- A 
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- D
|   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- G
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- B
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- E


Step 4 - FEED
--------------------------

Next, spell the word "FEED" and have it meet up with the D's in BEAD.
(Note: the second E in FEED is actually Eb (E flat) but just think of it as FEED.)


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|---|---|---|---|---|-B-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-B-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- E
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|-E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-E-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- A 
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- D
|   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   ||
|---|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- G
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- B
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- E


Step 5 - FAD
--------------------------

Now spell the word "FAD" and have it meet up with the F's in FEED.


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|---|---|---|---|---|-B-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-B-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- E
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|-E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-E-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- A 
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- D
|   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   ||
|---|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- G
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- B
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- E


Recap: Just remember "B197" to start with then 3 simple words: BEAD, FEED, FAD
#2
Part 2 of 2


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Step 6 - BAG FEED
--------------------------

Were almost done. Mostly 'graphics' below.

Take the B at fret 19 and remember "BAG FEED". Lay it out like this:


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|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|


This simple 12 fret pattern repeats across every string. Like this:

|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|


Now the trick is finding where to line up the repeats on each string.
That is where the BEAD, FEED, FAD combos come into play.
Use those intersections as a guide to build "BAG FEED" for any string.

** Remember to always stay on one string and spell in the direction of the nut.**

Start on the Low E at fret 19 and go towards the nut --->
Then start again at fret 7 until you run out of room.
Then fret 24 (E-Eb-D) into fret 19. Looks like this:


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|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-||- E
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|-E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-E-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- A 
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- D
|   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   ||
|---|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- G
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- B
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- E


Here is the A string added. Starting with FEED working off the E's in BEAD:


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|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-||- E
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---||- A 
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- D
|   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   ||
|---|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- G
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- B
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- E


Now the D string. Starting with BAG working off the A's in BEAD:


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|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-||- E
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---||- A 
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb||- D
|   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   ||
|---|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---||- G
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- B
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-D-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---||- E


Here's the last 3 strings: the G, B, and E string.
The G string is easy because FEED already exists in the BEAD, FEED, FAD starting combos.
The B starts with BAG across the A's in FAD and the Hi E string is exactly like the Low E.

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|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-||- E
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---||- A 
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb||- D
|   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   ||
|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---||- G
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---||- B
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-||- E


--------------------------
Step 7 - FINAL STEP
--------------------------

Now, hopefully you can find the "inbetween notes" to complete the entire fretboad.
This should be easy for most guitarist fimiliar with sharps (#) and flats (b).

|-B-|---|-A-|---|-G-|---|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|---|---|
|-B-|-A#|-A-|-G#|-G-|-F#|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|-C#|-C-|

...or...

|-B-|-Bb|-A-|-Ab|-G-|-Gb|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|-Db|-C-|
|<remember "double bag">|


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|-E-|-Eb|-D-|-C#|-C-|-B-|-A#|-A-|-G#|-G-|-F#|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|-C#|-C-|-B-|-A#|-A-|-G#|-G-|-F#|-F-||- E
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|-A-|-G#|-G-|-F#|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|-C#|-C-|-B-|-A#|-A-|-G#|-G-|-F#|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|-C#|-C-|-B-|-A#||- A 
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|-D-|-C#|-c-|-B-|-A#|-A-|-G#|-G-|-F#|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|-C#|-C-|-B-|-A#|-A-|-G#|-G-|-F#|-F-|-E-|-Eb||- D
|   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   |   |   |   | o |   | o |   | o |   | o |   |   ||
|-G-|-F#|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|-C#|-C-|-B-|-A#|-A-|-G#|-G-|-F#|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|-C#|-C-|-B-|-A#|-A-|-G#||- G
| o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | o |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|-B-|-A#|-A-|-G#|-G-|-F#|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|-C#|-C-|-B-|-A#|-A-|-G#|-G-|-F#|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|-C#|-C-||- B
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   ||
|-E-|-Eb|-D-|-C#|-C-|-B-|-A#|-A-|-G#|-G-|-F#|-F-|-E-|-Eb|-D-|-C#|-C-|-B-|-A#|-A-|-G#|-G-|-F#|-F-||- E


And that concludes what I call the "Bag Bead Fad Feed" method. (Silly as is sounds.)
#3
I like it
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#4
That's some good stuff...
I have a sig!

Quote by caskettheclown
... ive seen a dog do that once, he was trying to lick his nuts and farted real loud on his face....it sounded like a human fart. now he looks like he has down syndrome for some reason.


#6
That was really helpful. Thanks!
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