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If you're like most guitarists, you may already know where a couple of your notes are here and there, but for the most part, you probably feel totally lost on your fret board. And who's to blame you, really? I mean, with 6 strings, and some guitars can have as many as 24 frets, that's 144 note locations to learn! Whew! That sounds pretty intense! If this sounds familiar to you, then look no further. This course will teach you, step by step, how to easily identify any note on your guitar. By using one simple concept, it really IS possible to learn every note on your guitar quickly AND efficiently.
This course is mainly intended for beginners with no knowledge of ANY notes on their guitar. However, even if you're more of an intermediate player, or maybe you know a handful of notes already but feel kind of grey about the middle and upper section of your fret board, as long as you have the desire to learn every note on your guitar, this is the course for you. We'll start from the very beginning and learn the names of your strings first, so no matter what your skill level is, you'll be able to pick right up at any point.
The only real expectation that I have from you is that after each lesson, you'll ABSOLUTELY want to make sure to review the material so that you understand each lesson 100% before moving on. These aren't difficult lessons, but they will pile up and overwhelm you if you're moving on without being ready.
So with that said, I look forward to "seeing" you in class and showing you how one little piece of information can completely open up your guitar for you forever!
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|Section 1: SECTION 1 - Getting Started|
1.1 - IntroductionPreview
1.2 - The Concept of NotesPreview
1.3 - Learning the Names of Your StringsPreview
1.4 - TEST - Lightning Round (Names of Strings)Preview
|Section 2: SECTION 2 - Learning the Basic Fretboard|
2.1 - E String (0-5th Fret)
2.2 - A String (0-5th Fret)
2.3 - TEST - Multiple Choice (E and A, 0-5th Fret)
2.4 - TEST - Lightning Round (E and A, 0-5th Fret)
2.5 - Using Octaves to Learn the D and G Strings
2.6 - B and High E String (0-5th Fret)
2.7 - TEST - Multiple Choice (All Strings, 0-5th Fret)
2.8 - TEST - Lightning Round (All Strings, 0-5th Fret)
|Section 3: SECTION 3 - Expanding Using Basic Concepts|
3.1 - E String (5-12th Fret)
3.2 - A String (5-12th Fret)
3.3 - TEST - Multiple Choice (E and A, 5-12th Fret)
3.4 - Using Octaves To Learn Everything Else
3.5 - TEST - Multiple Choice (All Strings, 0-12th Fret)
3.6 - Beyond the 12th Fret
3.7 - TEST - Lightning Round (All Strings, All Notes)
|Section 4: SECTION 4 - Final Thoughts|
4.1 - Thank You and Stay Tuned For More
Don Roberts has been playing guitar since the age of 12 and is the founder and creator of strumcoach, a guitar and music education website. His performing experience includes not only himself as a solo artist, but he's also been in national touring bands as well. During college, he had the privilege of studying under many music professors and guitar instructors all with unique styles and genres of musical expertise. Currently, Don teaches guitar from his home studio and composes music for various medias.