Guitar Fretboard Secrets
What you'll learn
- Easily identify all the notes and basic chords over the entire guitar neck.
- Play all major scales and chords in every position.
- Always get the right note first time in whichever positions you are playing.
- Use visualization tricks and exercises to memorize notes on each fret.
- Know basic chords in open position.
- Know (or learn) two major scales in open position (review section included).
- Plan just 10 or 15 minutes-a-day for the course and exercises to map the entire fretboard in your mind.
The Goal of this Course is to:
Easily visualize all notes on the guitar fretboard
Identify chords in any position based on root notes found on any string
Learn the scales surrounding each major chord shape in any position
Play in any key that you choose
Get to know chord triads all over the fretboard
Memorizing guitar fretboard notes is too difficult, boring and a headache!
Learn the fretboard in an easy, fun and painless way!
Get to know the fretboard "neighborhoods." This will attach meaning to fretboard notes using simple associations.
Build on your new knowledge as you find yourself instantly recognizing new notes.
Use course exercises to help you think about associations that you learned. This helps you burn an image of the entire fretboard notes in your mind.
Follow these steps and you'll be surprised how easily you can identify notes.
Gain respect of other musicians as you demonstrate your knowledge and abilities
Speed up your ability to advance in all areas of your playing
Recognize and play chords and scales in any position
Learn the fretboard and make one of the best investments you can make in your playing. It will pay dividends and should be one of the highest priorities to take your playing to a new level.
Download audio files to play anytime and help keep you thinking about the fretboard. This extra attention will dramatically reduce the time it takes to learn the fretboard.
The Step-by-step Learning Process:
First, you take stock of notes that you already know so that you can start building on that knowledge. Then, you "travel" around the fretboard to various locations and get to know the notes there. You'll not only learn patterns and relationships, but will get to know fretboard locations with a story to them.
At each step on the journey you practice identifying the notes that you've learned. You can even do this away from the course, perhaps while commuting to work or school.
Once you can identify notes it's important to lock in that knowledge. Continue through the course to look at the relationship between chords and scales in various positions. Then take the next step and learn triads and inversions around the guitar fretboard.
This method is how I learned, and have successfully used it to teach many guitar students.
Take my course and let it work for you too!
Who this course is for:
- Someone who wants to learn shortcuts to visualize all notes on the guitar fretboard.
- Anyone who wants to know basic chords and scales everywhere they can be played.
- All those who read music and want to improve site reading skills (NOT REQUIRED), by identifying notes in all positions.
- Players who found other fretboard courses complicated, and now want to know the shortcuts to mastering the fretboard.
- You need a foundation of a few basic chords and scales: This is NOT for someone without that basic knowledge.
- The course helps you create a mental roadmap of the guitar neck, but doesn't focus on technique.
Back in 2000 I started to teach guitar to my kids. That sparked a renewed interest in playing music again for me. I worked hard to regain my roots in classical guitar and started playing in bands again. This time it was church bands.
Since 2000 I've taught at private music studios, given group classes and in-home lessons. I've also played regularly in church bands. Although my Bachelor's is in Engineering I've taken private lessons with various top music professionals. I also have a Music Theory Certificate from Berklee College's Online Campus.
As well as playing and teaching guitar, I wrote the 3-book series that has all of the essentials to take a well rounded approach to learning guitar.
"Guitar in Real Time" books cover multiple genres, music reading and essential theory, as well as basic music composition. Until these books were released, this kind of broad content was unavailable in a such a convenient form.
"Learn Fingerstyle Guitar & Music Reading" on Udemy is based on my Level 1 book. Other courses that I've created on Udemy use some of the content from those books and expand on it.
Music is my passion and I especially enjoy teaching young people, who I try to have a positive influence on. This Udemy format is excellent because it forces me to work at presenting things in the best possible way for others to understand.
I'm happy to share what I have to offer with others who are as passionate as I am about this instrument.