I've only been playing since Thanksgiving and ain't the callouses cool? But seriously, I'm starting to see less of a maze and more of the patterns on the fretboard.
The patterns definitely get clearer the more I practice the same scales at different locations on the neck.
I sometimes get bored practicing scales, but when I see how my teacher does perfect scales, anywhere on the neck, seemingly on "autopilot", I realize that I just have to keep at it!
Practice makes perfect (so I've heard)! Keep it up, dude, the patterns WILL come to you!
Al in Orlando
Originally Posted by KarlK
Well, this thread pushed me to register just so I could reply.
I see the fretboard as a maze. Of course, I've only been trying to navigate it since Christmas! I'm hoping that over time that perspective on the fretboard will change. It's been a blast so far, and I'm finding myself smiling when I notice the callouses that have already formed on the fingers of my left hand. Think I may be getting hooked.