Regardless of whatever style
of music you want to play on the
guitar, the key to learning the guitar fast is by knowing the
names of the notes on the fingerboard.
When you know the names of the notes on every string you have
essentially unlocked the fingerboard, once you have done this you
will be consistently building on information that you have learnt in
previous practice sessions, your ability to recall this
information will accelerate, overall you will experience a rapid
improvement in all areas of your guitar playing.
We will begin by learning the names of the notes on the first
string of the guitar.The first string is the thinnest string, the string
closest to the floor.
Our first project will be to learn the notes in a "linear
fashion", i.e., in a lengthwise manner .... this way we will be
able to visually associate the notes on the guitar with the
physical layout of the black and white notes on a keyboard.
Looking at the white notes on the keyboard notice how the notes
"E" & "F" and "B" and "C" are next to one another ... there
any black note between them ....all the other notes are separated
by a black note.
Taking the visual layout of the keyboard across to the first
string of the guitar, we notice exactly the same layout.
Starting with the first string openv"E" we notice the same layout ...
the very next note is "F", remember there isn't any black note between "E" and "F"
So we have "E" open then ...
First string 1st fret = F
First string 3rd fret = G
First string 5th fret = A
First string 7th fret = B (remember no fret between B & C)
a student of Mike Hayes since 1999, I have found his teaching methods
and products to be first class. Whatever style or area of music I have
been interested in, he has provided me with useful information, advice
and study materials. His style of teaching and teaching products
enabled me to progress through his guitar course far quicker than I
ever imagined. He also helps in teaching yourself to find and develop
your own style of music. Mike’s teaching gives his
student’s the ability to become useful musicians, not just
Guitarist & Musician
course teaches us how to learn, how to retain, and how to recall
information quickly. This entire program is built around "connected
learning" with key phrases, picture words ( yes there is such a thing )
and the most dynamic personal motivator I have ever had the pleasure of
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course is varied, in-depth and well-structured, making learning and
comprehension fast, thorough and enjoyable. It’s a great way
learning, as you can pace yourself and move onto the next stage when
you feel competent. I find this course both innovative and
inspirational. I find myself leaving Mike’s lessons with the
determination to reach my new goals.
Karl J Ricker
Sunshine Coast, Australia