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How To MEMORIZE Your Guitar FRETBOARD: The No-Nonsense Exercise That Actually Works

Jun 06, 2021
Hello Internet users, nice to see you today, we see how to learn all the notes on the

fretboard

of

your

guitar

forever so that they become completely natural. Would you like to be able to see all the notes on

your

guitar

fretboard

so you instantly know, for example, how to do it? finding an f that is not on the second string or knowing instantly without thinking that if you play the first string at the tenth fret you play a D note today we see how to do that. I already made a video about it, but there were some questions and I wasn't very clear about everything and also in my ears I perfected this method, so here is the definitive method to learn all the notes on the fretboard of your guitar forever.
how to memorize your guitar fretboard the no nonsense exercise that actually works
Why would you like to learn all the notes on the fretboard of my guitar well? From experience, I find that finding the notes on the fretboard is what slows down most guitarists. Whenever you want to find the position of a chord or a scale or when you are playing and want to play a specific note, it seems to be the actor to find the Note that it is the slowest part of the whole process, so if you can speed it up this, you will gain a lot and the speed in this sense can completely change the way you play when you can find your note faster, the type of music you play. from the mental process that is happening the type of things that you can make completely change now some people will ask me but can't I learn the fretboard of my guitar just by patterns or intervals?
how to memorize your guitar fretboard the no nonsense exercise that actually works

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Well I will make another video on that because it is a very interesting question but the short answer is no, you have to learn all the notes on your fretboard, there are really no shortcuts to that, this is a corner you can't cut, you have to learn no on your fretboard, otherwise you will always be limited in what you can do on your guitar and the worst thing about this is that until you really learn the notes on your fretboard you won't even see what you're missing before you start freaking out about it. The magnitude of this task, learning the note is not no matter how difficult you think, some people think it is impossible, but in reality it is easy if you are willing to practice it for five minutes a day, five minutes, I am not asking anything more and two , you are going to follow the instructions that I am going to give you. to the letter, so here we explain how to do it, I am going to explain a series of

exercise

s, they are all simple and I want you to do them in this order, even and especially if they are easy for you, remember that the objective is not only to learn the notes in your fingerboard, the goal is to make the process super fast so you can instantly see where the knots are, so even if the

exercise

is easy for you, do it anyway and if, instead, the exercise is difficult, take below.
how to memorize your guitar fretboard the no nonsense exercise that actually works
We'll finish it before we even start doing those exercises. Get yourself a diagram of all the notes on the guitar fretboard. Here you have one. This is for standard tuning. If you are using a different unit, you need a different diagram, of course, exercise. number one, the basic exercise, we will limit ourselves to frets 1 to 12 of your guitar, without open strings, then you will decide on a note and we will choose only natural notes, so there will be no sharps or flats and you will want to choose one of those notes, Let's say I'm going to pick one and play this knot on the sixth string, then the fifth string, then the fourth string, then the third, the second, and the first, so if you want to go in order, it's absolutely necessary.
how to memorize your guitar fretboard the no nonsense exercise that actually works
Don't skip strings, so you'll play this and then play the same thing from string 1 to string 6 again in order. If you can play the knot three times up and down without making any mistakes, slowly, well, then you're done. that note and you can move on to the next note if you have five minutes a day, this means you can have time for just one note in the day or you can have time for all your notes in that day depending on how fast you are and it's not important Whether you're fast or not, just do what you can right now.
Some important things. Yes, you can have the notes diagram in front of you and you can see it while doing the exercise. The important thing is not whether you are looking. on the diagram or not, the important thing is that your hands are doing exercise two. Note that I didn't say anything about memorizing anything. You don't have to

memorize

those patterns. In fact, when you finish all seven natural notes, you'll want to restart. and redo all seven notes again and you will most likely have to find the pattern again from scratch. This is normal. I haven't learned all of those patterns yet and I've been doing this exercise for years because the point of the exercise.
It's not learning the pattern by doing this exercise and in the next few you will learn where the notes are, so it's perfectly fine if you feel like nothing is happening, it's perfectly fine if you feel like you're not learning. anything because you are not supposed to

memorize

those patterns your task is to simply perform this exercise. I can't emphasize this enough. Many students get frustrated because they feel like they are not learning anything because they can't remember the pattern. They ignore that. Tapping it

works

if you do it now. What about the notes above the 12th fret, way above for 12?
Everything is repeated, so technically it is not necessary, but if you feel that that part of the fretboard is less familiar to you, just, for example, tinker around. 5 to 16 or something like that as long as you have a 12 fret window it all

works

now once you've done the basic exercise for all the natural notes and you've done it twice which means you've gone through all the notes natural. notes twice then you can practice exercise number two in exercise number two we use a metronome we start with a metronome at 40 bits per minute and we play one note per bit attention here the metronome is not optional, it turns out that the metronome is exactly what drives you learn the notes because it adds just a little bit of pressure. 40 bpm isn't that fast, but you know you have to get that note in a finite amount of time and you have a deadline to find it, so this bit of pressure. it's what pushes your brain to learn the notes if you don't do this with the metronome this system doesn't work if this is difficult for you at first don't be discouraged you just need to follow the movement just do the exercises everything else will take care of itself once you You can do exercise two for all the natural notes, you can go to exercise number three, add the accidentals, that is, all the sharps and the flats, when you add the accidentals you only think about finding the natural notes and moving one fret up to sharps or one fret down for flats, so for example if you find the sharp note you are thinking of finding a and move one fret higher if you instead find the B flat note, which I know formally they are the same note, but for us right now they are two different notes because when you find B flat you are thinking about finding the B note and going down one fret once you can reasonably do all the sharps and flats with the metronome at 40 bpm, note I didn't tell you to speed up, stay at 40 bpm, I know it feels very slow, but trust me, once you've done all that, you can go to exercise number four.
In exercise number four, we choose two notes. at the same time you can decide if you want to do just natural notes or if you also want to add the accidentals, there really is no difference here once you have chosen your two notes, you do this and play one of those notes. going up and the other going down, so for example, if I'm playing G and D, I'm playing the note G going up and the D not going down without stopping when I change my note, that's an important point that I don't want. stop when I change the note always with the metronome when this starts to seem easy then you go to exercise number five in exercise number five we write all the natural notes in a random order, for example, you could write them this way d f c e a g b then always with a metronome a 40 I'm going to play the first note d going up the next note f going down the next note c going up the next e going down the next a going up but g going down b going up again without stopping when you change the note one note per bit never stop once that you can do this exercise then you can go to exercise number six in exercise number six we finally start to increase the speed and the idea here is to do exercises two to five gradually increasing the speed when you reach 80 bits per minute and you can do the exercise number five with the random note at 80 bits per minute then you will have ended up with the same sequence of notes that I have seen before d f c e a g b this is what it looks like in my experience when you can play exercise 5 at 80 bits per minute and that's it, you know your notes, you just know where they are, it's kind of magic if you just want to look at your fretboard and you know what the notes are now.
I have seen three different types of reaction to these exercises. The first is the best. You only see the exercises. Sit down. The exercises improve. That is fantastic. If this is your reaction. Congratulations. You're going to learn all the notes on your fretboard another reaction I've seen is this I'm not going to do exercise one two four I'm going to do exercise five right away because the others are easy well if you do that you're shooting yourself in the foot if you go immediately to exercise number five at high speed you will not learn your notes because you will put too much pressure on yourself and your brain will not learn in the right way do the first exercise first then the second then the third the fourth fifth and only at the end increase the speed maybe it would take you a little time doing all those exercises that's great, but don't skip them, do them even if it only takes you a few minutes to do them, do them anyway again trust About that, the third reaction I've seen from some students is that they say ah, this is too complex, it's too difficult, it's too long, it will take forever and then after all, why do we really need to learn the notes that I can do without?
I'll tell you what if you think it's too complex, it's too difficult, it's too long and you're not going to earn enough, then don't do it. You see, I teach music theory. I'm not a motivational speaker, even if I wanted to. convince you that I will have no idea how to do it if the idea finally arises of making the fretboard of your guitar a familiar place where you know exactly where you are and what you are not, and exactly what you are playing at any given moment without You even have to think if that doesn't bother you.
It motivates you to practice a few exercises for five minutes a day. I have nothing for you. I'm not saying you're lazy or bad or anything. I literally don't know how to motivate you. if you want to do it do it if you don't want to do it don't do it what I know is that it is very useful to know your notes and it is not that difficult to learn it if you just do those exercises in this order everyone who practices all those exercises in this order following all the instructions that I have given here have learned the notes on their fretboard without exception now if you like these simple exercises that give you a great return on your investment and if you like to play the guitar and if you like to learn new things and improve more and more playing the guitar and make good music, I recommend that you also consult my course complete mastery of chords, why should you do it?
Because Complete Mastery is a course that teaches you everything there is to know about harmony on the guitar if you like to write a great chord progression if you like to rearrange a song if you like to change songs and reharmonize them if you like to make your guitar sounds like a guitar and not just using the same old cowboy chords then complete core mastery is the course for you there are many exercises like the ones I just showed you in complete core mastery we learn by doing we also learn the theory but the points important that we learn by doing and we apply everything that studies the guitar fretboard immediately so that you can make music and not just talk about music.
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