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 Fergie Fulton 10-09-2013 03:55 AM

A lesson on how to learn the Fretboard

It seems to crop a lot so here is a link to the first part of a lesson in learning the fretboard.

It is a simple idea and uses what we already know..... the alphabet.
A little basic theory is shown, a few notes named, then it shows a system that moves about the fretboard in a logical known fashion familiar to us all.....the alphabet.

Since it shows only diatonic notes it is easy to relate to, I find keeping sharps and flats out of the equation to start with makes it clearer to teach.
Adding en-harmonic positions later using chromatics works better as the note that is to be named sharp or flat is already known.
I hope it helps a few out in learning the fretboard rather than trying to remember it.:)

 lyla1953 10-09-2013 07:53 AM

Is lesson 2 available yet? I couldn't find it. Great lesson 1 - simple and easy to remember, like a good plan!
p.s. the scrolling statements while you are speaking/demonstrating is distracting for me ( I refocus on the sentence and miss what you say. I think its the speed of the scroll by...not it's presence.
I'm normal - really. My mother had me tested - TWICE!

 Fergie Fulton 10-09-2013 10:51 AM

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 Originally Posted by lyla1953 (Post 14970551) Is lesson 2 available yet? I couldn't find it. Great lesson 1 - simple and easy to remember, like a good plan! p.s. the scrolling statements while you are speaking/demonstrating is distracting for me ( I refocus on the sentence and miss what you say. I think its the speed of the scroll by...not it's presence. I'm normal - really. My mother had me tested - TWICE!
Part 2 is shot, but will be edited and available for next week, basically in these new videos I sit down with the script ideas then talk and play for hours on end so the editing process means I get more done in the time I have to spend on such things rather than doing re-takes...so there is a wealth of 'blooper material' as well. :)

The scroll is necessary sometimes just to enforce an idea I may have not when talking, when looking back content is sometimes not as clear as you thought when you were filming....you have a 'different head' on when you watch so you can be over critical on points that may seem trivial. But noted and will try and keep them to minimal.
In future i may use a cut-away board to explain what I may be worrying about rather than a scroll.
Thanks for the input and I hope the third test goes well. ;)

 Fergie Fulton 10-11-2013 06:11 PM

I just got back from an edit on part 2 and using a story board in screen is the way to go, so we will use them in future.:)

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