Guitar Fretboard Notes
Mental Map Secrets - Step 6

Guitar Fretboard diagram for fast learning
Master fretboard notes the easy way.

Welcome to step Six of my Guitar fretboard diagram memorization system.

This is the final step of the fretboard chart system.

If you need to review a diagram or two, here are the links.

  1. Learn the fretboard step one
  2. Learn the fretboard step two
  3. Learn the fretboard step three
  4. Learn the fretboard step four
  5. Learn the fretboard step five
  6. Learn the fretboard step six

I am assuming you have a basic knowledge of music theory.

If you don't here's the short version of what you need to know.

Sharps and flats are between the natural notes and they are called either a sharp or a flat according to which way you are headed on the fretboard.

For example, if I am headed towards A backwards from B It would be a Bb (flat).So it would be B, B flat and then A.

If I was headed forward towards B from A it would be an A# (sharp). So it would be A, A sharp, B.

So in this step fill mentally fill in the blanks.

A --- A#/Bb --- BC --- C#/Db --- D --- EF --- F#/Gb --- G

If you have been following the fretboard chart system you have may have noticed that all we have learned are the natural notes and not the sharps and the flats.

Guitar fretboard memorization system - step 6

Instructions for step 6:

This is where you come in.

In between the notes go ahead and fill them in using your imagination.

Memorize each chart referring to your guitar as you work along. Using a tuner if you have it for easy reference and to check your accuracy.

Get a feel for the spacing in between the natural notes.

That's all there is to it.

That's my fretboard diagram system, I hope It works for you. Its probably the easiest I've seen.

Now it's a matter of building your reflexes with some guitar speed training and start moving to each note quickly and without too much thought. I find that going from a note to the chord corresponding to that note is a good way to check the accuracy also.

Or maybe go from a note do a major scale from there and then to a chord.

Mix it up, have fun.

I will be listing some great software for memorizing the guitar fretboard even better, which I have found helps build those reflexes for quicker, effortless playing.

Tip: print this page and keep it in front of you as much as possible.

Roy Barnett

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