My friend has decided to play the bass! He asked me how to learn notes the fastest. I told him I didn't really know, and that I just kinda learned them after a while. Would learning the notes of each fret be easier than leaning the notes of each string. For example, would learning the notes on E String "E F F# G G#..." be easier than learning the the notes on the first fret "F A# D# G#", then the second fret and so on? This probably makes no sense. Would learning the notes across the strings be easier than learning the notes on each individual string?