#1
title explains my predicament.

strangely enough, i can already read music and i know a good deal of theory. yet i have a block in connecting it all with the fretboard. anyone got any ideas or know of any exercises or tools?
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#3
Just every day slap your guitar and name the fret you land on?


Do that about 5 times?

It isn't that hard anyway only 2 notes have sharps, and the 5th fret is always your next string, except the B obviously.

Just a remembering game, I find it hard I have a terrible memory.
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title explains my predicament.

strangely enough, i can already read music and i know a good deal of theory. yet i have a block in connecting it all with the fretboard. anyone got any ideas or know of any exercises or tools?



learn to read proficiently in all the positions. Then you will have no trouble with this issue.

The octave thing as has been mentioned is helpful as well.
#6
Chck the Pit for a site that contains a "test"..
It is a giant fretboard and it gives you the note, and you have to name it in the fretboard as soon as possible...
It can be good to practise (instead of doing it randomly)...

I can't remember the name...
#8
Learning the notes is actually easy as heck once you start learning how they repeat across strings and you realize theres not very many of them! Theres only 12 notes and when you learn them on the neck its best to ignore the sharps/flats because they are easy to fill in once you get very familiar with the natural notes. Just take one natural note and find it on every string and look at where they repeat. Also take successions of 3 notes, say EFG and play them on each string. Once you try a bunch of note successions you should really be seeing the patterns. This is obvious but its important to note that the notes go up in the same order on each string so just look at small sucessions of notes and realize where they repeat on each string and its easy as heck. Hope this helped, Cya!
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Learning the notes is actually easy as heck once you start learning how they repeat across strings and you realize theres not very many of them! Theres only 12 notes and when you learn them on the neck its best to ignore the sharps/flats because they are easy to fill in once you get very familiar with the natural notes. Just take one natural note and find it on every string and look at where they repeat. Also take successions of 3 notes, say EFG and play them on each string. Once you try a bunch of note successions you should really be seeing the patterns. This is obvious but its important to note that the notes go up in the same order on each string so just look at small sucessions of notes and realize where they repeat on each string and its easy as heck. Hope this helped, Cya!

In my opinion you should learn the notes in chromatic order.....I don't know the fretboard well though. I know what little theory I know from sax....


EDIT: There are three sharps, F#, C# and G#. (Isn't Guitar a treble clef instrument?)
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#10
visualization. play this pattern
------------------4--1------------------
---------------1-------4----------------
------------4-------------1-------------
--------1--------------------4----------
----4---------------------------1-------
-1----------------------------------4---

then list the notes you played in order by visualizing the pattern, do it all up and down the fretboard
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In my opinion you should learn the notes in chromatic order.....I don't know the fretboard well though. I know what little theory I know from sax....


EDIT: There are three sharps, F#, C# and G#. (Isn't Guitar a treble clef instrument?)



Learning them in chromatic order isn't efficient. Once you know the natural note positions the sharps and flats come naturally without really having to practice them.
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Quote by lpcustom325
visualization. play this pattern
------------------4--1------------------
---------------1-------4----------------
------------4-------------1-------------
--------1--------------------4----------
----4---------------------------1-------
-1----------------------------------4---

then list the notes you played in order by visualizing the pattern, do it all up and down the fretboard



This method is bad, it just targets random notes and doesn't form any kind of system. The key to learning the notes quickly is learning the patterns of note groupings and how the repeat across the strings.
#13
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Learning them in chromatic order isn't efficient. Once you know the natural note positions the sharps and flats come naturally without really having to practice them.



Yeah learning to play any stringed instrument is really a matter of learning relationships. Well learning any instrument is a matter of learning relationships.

When I play viola at school I don't think of where each note is, especially when I shift up the fingerboard, I think "I know a G is here, so I have to adjust this much to get a B flat."
#14
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Learning them in chromatic order isn't efficient. Once you know the natural note positions the sharps and flats come naturally without really having to practice them.

Couldn't that lead to "wrong" not names like Fb and A# though?
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Couldn't that lead to "wrong" not names like Fb and A# though?



No.... And A# is commonly used. It wouldn't really make a difference which method you used, if you didn't know that B#, etc.. is not used you would be wrong either way. Plus its not really "wrong" its just an uncommonly used enharmonic spelling of the note.