Learning all the notes on the fretboard can be a very daunting prospect, but I’m here to help! In this video lesson I’ll be sharing with you my top 10 tips for ‘Fretboard Freedom’ - how you can effectively learn all the notes on the guitar fretboard. Everything I go through in this video lesson can apply to both the electric and acoustic guitar in standard tuning.
This is a very progressive approach so you might find you know the first few tips but make sure you stay around for my #1 tip and what I consider to be the all-time best exercise for learning the notes on the fretboard.
Here is a list of what I cover in the lesson, with the corresponding time in the video.
10. Naming open strings by notes from the musical alphabet (00:42)
9. The musical alphabet up and down one string (01:33)
8. 12 frets to an octave (03:24)
7. How to fill the gaps between the alphabet notes (04:11)
6. Relative tuning reference point (06:13)
5. Finding a note at the same pitch on adjacent strings (07:43)
4. 7th fret octave reference point (09:00)
3. More octave shapes (10:24)
2. The three octave patterns (12:09)
1. Finding the note exercise (13:19)