The Guitar Fretboard Layout – Lesson 6

About The Guitar Fretboard Layout – Lesson 6

Level: Beginner

The Guitar Fretboard Layout – Lesson 6

An explanation of how the guitar fretboard is setup in relationship to the chromatic scale.

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This lesson is to simply introduce you to the fretboard. Don't worry about having to know all of the notes before you can play guitar. I only knew about a third of the notes on the fretboard until a few years ago.

The main thing is to have fun! You will be introduced to a lot of material that you don't necessarily need right now or care to learn maybe even ever and That's OK! Our main objective is to introduce you to all of the skills that make you a well rounded player but there are a lot of great players out there that don't need or simply do not care about every single aspect of the guitar. You may only like to play chords and write music. You may only want to play the Blues or Heavy Metal. Whatever it is, just enjoy the process and remember, you can always come back to this stuff and in fact, I suggest that you do because all of this information can slowly be forgotten over time.

Hang out in the "Lesson Comments" section below and if you have any cool exercises or games that you use to learn the Fretboard, please upload a video so we can check em out!

Lesson Comments

Nath Bradshaw
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Nath Bradshaw I’ve tried to remember these notes, this way is so much easier
Connie C.
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Connie C. right ?! perfect
Filip Tomiša
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Filip Tomiša Easiest way for me to learn the notes on the fretboard was to first memorize the notes on the 6th(low E) and 5th(A) string all the way to 12th fret and after that I connected the E string with D string and A string with G string . What I mean by that for example I would play a note on D string on 7th fret and then I would move 2 frets down(left) with my eyes and then I would go up to the low E string and I would end up on a 5th fret on E string and then I would learn that the note on the 7th fret on D string is A because A is on the 5th fret of E string. Or for example I would play a note on low E string on 3rd fret and then I would go down to D string and then move 2 frets up(right) and I would end up on the 5th fret of D string and then I'd realise that the note on 5th fret of D string is G because G is on 3rd fret of E string. And I would do the same thing with A string and G string. What also helps is just printing out an image of a guitar neck with all the notes written on each fret
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. I call that the 2+2 method. 2 strings + 2 frets. Nothing wrong with that at all!
Nath Bradshaw
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Nath Bradshaw I guess everyone has a way, I’m just stoaked I know them now, 😄😄
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