You'll save yourself hundreds (if not thousands!) of hours of frustration. By knowing the notes on the fretboard you'll be able to understand, learn and memorize things faster.
Pretty powerful benefits right?
So?how do we know if our note knowledge is good enough?
Here's a great way of finding out?
Note Knowledge Test:
Please turn on your metronome and set it to 120 beats-per-minute.
Decide on a note that you will work on.
Find that note on the thickest string in all possible locations. (One note location per click of the metronome).
Without pausing, repeat the process on all the other strings.
Repeat steps 2-4 for all the other notes.
How did you go? Did you find it hard or easy?
If you couldn't do it easily, then you have some work to do. I would recommend setting aside 10 minutes a day to work on memorizing the notes of the fretboard. Within a few short weeks, you should have it nailed. Good luck!
Craig Bassett (The Guitar Solutions Expert) is a professional guitarist, guitar tutor and author who lives in Auckland, New Zealand.
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