Lesson 2 – Memorizing the Fretboard

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  • Kevin Sandgren Aug 25, 2022

    I like to practice this in a quiet dark room, I’ll play a note, then using my ears I listen for the same note on another string or strings. I try to remember the location of those notes by hearing them and not looking at the fret. Being in a dark room seems to enhance the sound.

    • Brad Bordessa Aug 25, 2022

      It’s amazing what removing a sense (sight) does for others (hearing)! This is a great tip. Being able to play by feel has so many advantages. Well worth the practice. Good for you!

  • douglas powdrell Dec 14, 2023

    Really good advise Brad!! Being able to find any note (or 2 or 3) on the fretboard is my goal, Being able to hold a barre chord and knowing the 4 notes…..may take a few days….
    Some of my best learning time is when I’m relaxed, eyes closed, visualizing the notes (or chords, or whatever)….kinda like counting sheep before falling asleep!! ha!

    • douglas powdrell Dec 14, 2023

      Actually, I’m finding the relationship of notes on the fretboard pretty useful..i.e…..8 frets up, 5 frets down, 6 frets down, etc. is helpful…but still need to point at any fret and ‘name that note’!, without finding an ‘anchor’ note and working off of that….
      As a friend once advised me….’practice makes mo bettah brah!’