I've been playing for a while, but have never put in the grunt work to learn all the notes on the fretboard. I know the notes on the B and E and A strings up to about the 9th fret but that's it - mainly because that's where the most traffic is. I might be slow, but I just realized that every C on the fretboard has the same 8 notes around it. It looks like this: One fret up E F F# B C C# One fret down F# G G# I'm thinking that if I can memorize what notes are around a particular note it will not only help me memorize the fretboard but also spend less time looking at the fretboard while I play. I made a worksheet for learning these notes and attached it here if you want to use it.