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An Easy Way To Learn The Fretboard

Roger Davies (770) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1

Say this to yourself over and over until you've got it.

"The fret directly after B is C"

"The fret directly after E is F"

You know A,B,C,D,E,F,G.

You know the six open strings are E,A,D,G,B,E.(Elephants And Dogs Got Big Ears)

So.... the top and bottom strings are both E (open). Therefore if you played the next, or first fret on either string. What would it be???

Exactly an F (THE FRET DIRECTLY AFTER E IS F)

If you moved down one whole step (two frets to the third fret). What comes after F? You got it. It's a G.

Move down one whole step.(two frets to fifth fret) A is right.

Move down one whole step.(two frets to seventh fret) B.

This is the part you have to remember.

THE FRET DIRECTLY AFTER B IS C. (eighth fret)

Move down one whole step (two frets to Tenth fret) after C comes D.

Move down one whole step (two frets to twelth fret) and we have an E.

Now the notes on the twelth fret are the same as the six open string notes only one octave higher.

So from the twelth fret down you start all over.

Use this principle on the other strings and fill in the sharps and flats at your own pace. you will be surprised how quickly you learn the fretboard.

Here is a tip to remember Major and Minor scale patterns.

remember these numbers.

21/2(two and half) 31/2(three and half) Major scalewwhwwwh

11/2(one and half) 21/2(two and half) 2(two)Minor scale whwwhww

hope it's been a help. roger.