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A lesson on how to learn the Fretboard

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Fergie Fulton, Oct 9, 2013.


  1. Fergie Fulton

    Fergie Fulton

    Nov 22, 2008
    Braintree
    Retrovibe Artist rota
    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.:)


     
  2. lyla1953

    lyla1953

    Jul 18, 2012
    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!
     
  3. Fergie Fulton

    Fergie Fulton

    Nov 22, 2008
    Braintree
    Retrovibe Artist rota
    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. ;)
     
  4. Fergie Fulton

    Fergie Fulton

    Nov 22, 2008
    Braintree
    Retrovibe Artist rota
    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.:)