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Hippie at Heart
Joined: 02/22/22
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Originally Posted by: ChristopherSchlegel

Covered that in my GF1.

Yes, you did... using a methodology that is effectively similar to that of other GT instructors, which is to teach all the strings horizontally, fret by fret. You have a couple of diagrams in the first lesson but never explain what they mean or how that's supposed to help one learn the entire fretboard. You typically knock every lesson out of the park, Chris - but not this time.

It's a great introduction to note names and fretboard layout. It also introduces a methodical and laborious process for identifying individual notes. But it doesn't provide a strategy for quickly identifying those same notes when they are presented in random order, such as the fretboard challenge in the GT Toolbox.

I realize that what I'm proposing is anything but a silver bullet for memorizing the fretboard. One still needs to put in the time and repetitions in order to eventually be able to immediately identify specific notes on sight (even by ear), the way you and every other instructor here can.


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