Learning Your Fretboard Using Rhymes

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Lumdingo, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Lumdingo

    Lumdingo

    Dec 8, 2012
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Hire me to design your band's Merch.
    Does anyone here have any special acronyms or rhymes for remembering the fret marker notes on the fret board?

    Here's what I came up with for the open strings and dots.


    (E) - g - a - b - c#
    (A) - c - d - e - f#
    (D) - f - g - a - b
    (G) - a# - c - d - e


    Even
    Good
    Apples
    Brandish
    Sharp Carrots


    All
    Cute
    Dogs
    Emit
    Sharp Farts


    Did
    Fred
    Go
    Away
    Bruce


    Good
    Sharp Axes
    Can
    Destroy
    Everything
     

    Attached Files:

  2. mambo4

    mambo4

    Jun 9, 2006
    Dallas
    Each of those rhymes is just a subset of a larger , simpler pattern :the cycle of 4ths

    just memorize the 7 note cycle of 4ths in "natural" notes GCFBEAD(...GCFBEAD, etc..)
    If you understand your accidentals, you can modify by the sharps or flats as needed
    this pattern holds true for any fret/string location on the neck.
     
  3. Lumdingo

    Lumdingo

    Dec 8, 2012
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Hire me to design your band's Merch.

    Thanks! Yeah, I'm just dipping my toes (finally) into learning the notes. I'm trying to learn the major scales right now, and figured I should know the notes on my fret board. Having a few rhymes will help my memory.

    Thanks for the PDF. Cheers.
     
  4. mambo4

    mambo4

    Jun 9, 2006
    Dallas
    You can do both at once.
    Strongly suggest you read the first post here:
    Pacman's sure-fire scale practice method
     
    Lumdingo likes this.
  5. Lumdingo

    Lumdingo

    Dec 8, 2012
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Hire me to design your band's Merch.