If you want to excel at the guitar, you gotta know where those notes are. It’s just a fact of guitar life.
But it can be a little intimidating, right? I mean, each string has it’s own note order and 5 of the 6 are all different!
It’s kind of like English you learned in grammar school. Before you could construct your sentences, write paragraphs, stories, song lyrics, texts, Facebook posts, etc., you had to learn the alphabet. Without knowing all of those letters, everything else becomes difficult if not darn right impossible.
And while you could learn how to speak your language without knowing the letters, you wouldn’t able to read or write. And that creates all sorts of problems in your life. It’s called “illiteracy“.
Guitar is like that.
Sure, you could probably figure out how to play some songs, even do some solos, without knowing how the notes go on your fretboard. But your skills would be severely limited. Guitar playing would be difficult and hard. It could even discourage you from playing in the future.
And that’s not fun.
There are two ways we can solve this problem:
1 – Memorize all the notes on the guitar. You could try it all in one sitting (good luck). You could also just learn them over time. But really, who has time for that?
2 – Use some kind of system to quickly get you to learn those notes.
You knew where this is going…:)
I have a 7 Step System that I have used to help my students find their notes. However, I never put it to writing. Until now.
The whole thing is FREE. No “strings” attached. (see what I did there? LOL Thanks, I’ll be here all night…).
Just click on the link below and download the .pdf. That’s it.
It’s pretty easy to follow along to.
I hope it helps!
Rock on until the next time!
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Here is the path to arrive there:
Guitar Finger Gymnastics
- A simple exercise to warm up the fingers. A must for every guitar player!
- Exercises to improve finger coordination and dexterity. Train the fingers to do what you want them to do on the guitar!
- You will learn steps to take to stretch the fingers. Helps to form the chords and make them sound better!