How to Effectively Learn All the Notes on the Guitar Fretboard

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.

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How to Effectively Learn All the Notes on the Guitar Fretboard
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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)



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    ShaneTheCreep
    If you can tune you can get number 10! Fill in the gaps! The big part when starting with theory is that there is no notes in between B and C and none in between E and F. Plenty of apps to quiz you on the play store too! Go get some knowledge friends