Welcome to a new Monday post with 3 random thoughts on all things guitar, music, and life, including music dynamics, learning notes on the fretboard, and more. Here we go…
There are a lot of technical exercises out there in the land of learning guitar.
Most are too complex and too intricate to be beneficial to most guitarists, beginners, and intermediates alike…
Especially when guitarists do them the way most people teach them.
This may be a familiar story to many of you.
One day, you tell yourself:
“Right I’m going to learn the notes on the fretboard once and for all”.
One thing I like to do when teaching students is to stack ideas together at the same time.
This is where instead of teaching them one thing in isolation on its own…
…I’ll combine it in a simple way with something else they have already learnt.
Whenever I ask students what they want to improve on when it comes to their guitar playing, along with rhythm, strumming, chord changes and theory, the one thing that crops up a lot is they want to improve their ability to find and use the notes on the fretboard. Today you will learn how to get started on this.
Many guitar students play for years but have literally no idea what notes they are playing at any given time.