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Cody_King 08-26-2003 12:05 AM

Ive been attempting to Memorize all the notes for quiet a while now, which I want to be able to do before i move on to learning all my major scales, seems like its taking forever though, anyone have any suggestion or tips maybe they used to remember all there notes? Thanks for any info.

zepp_rules 08-26-2003 12:58 AM

it's a lot easier if you do it while learing the Cmaj scales. say the note as you play it. it's not hard, C D E F G A B

that's the way i learned the notes

chucklivesoninmyheart 08-26-2003 07:56 AM

I found it easy to learn where all the natrual notes(abcdefg)were first.Then the sharps and flats were just relative to those(up or below a half step).Learning the notes while learning the c major scales would make great sense.

\m/

Cody_King 08-26-2003 08:19 AM

Thanks guys :) , i thought about that since the C Major is all natural notes i just didnt want to cheat.

Pantallica1 08-26-2003 11:28 AM

There is no "cheating" as long as you learn the notes, it doesn't matter how you do it.

A good tip to remember is that the notes on the low E string are the same as the notes on D just one whole step from the fret they are on E. (thats confusing look at the diagram)


Like for example:

A

e|------------
b|------------
G|------------
D|--------7---
A|------------
E|----5-------

This is the same for every string. When you reach the B or high E string it moves 1 1/2 steps.

So now A would occur like this:

A

e|----------------------
b|----------------10----
G|----------------------
D|--------7-------------
A|----------------------
E|----5-----------------

Also once you learn the E string you know both E strings :D

Here's some more examples:

G

e|----------------------
b|----------------8-----
G|----------------------
D|--------5-------------
A|----------------------
E|----3-----------------

C

e|----------------------
b|----------------13----
G|----------------------
D|--------10------------
A|----------------------
E|----8-----------------


This way helped me learn the notes much faster. Hope it helps.

You can change strings with it too, you don't have to start on E.

D

e|------------------10--
b|----------------------
G|-----------7----------
D|----------------------
A|----5-----------------
E|----------------------


[Edited by Pantallica1 on 08-26-2003 at 11:31 AM]

Cody_King 08-26-2003 12:45 PM

I knoticed the Octave Jumps, theres two sets of them, the Full step than the 1 1/2 step. Thanks for the suggestions again.


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