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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-08-2002, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Memorizing the fretboard

What is the easiest way to memorize the notes on the fretboard? Surely you guys have some tips......
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-08-2002, 05:37 PM
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Just take it one scale at a time man... that's really quite a challenge though. most people take years of guitar playing for that.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-09-2002, 07:22 AM
 
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Play scales on one string. Will improve your fretboard knowlegde vastly.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-09-2002, 08:14 AM
 
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Learn the C major scale all over the neck!
Memorize the notes. The notes between the notes in C major are either
# or b's.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-09-2002, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys!!
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-12-2002, 01:56 PM
 
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and don't forget the hours

1 PM = 13
2 PM = 14
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8 PM = 20

good thing we've got both 12 and 24 hour systems
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That is,

On a 24 fret guitar you have 2 octaves. If you memorize the fretboard up to 12th fret you will already have learned the the frets 12 to 24.
To find which fret is the octave of the fret within the frets 0-12, I've tried to think of the fret numbers as hours on a clock.

You have 24 hours and 24 frets.

Octave of the note on fret 3 is fret 15, so does 1500 hours mean 3 PM.
fret 8 = fret 20, 2000 hours = 8PM

This was a quick tip I had used when memorizing the fretboard.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-12-2002, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oh-i've never thought of it like that...
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