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  Master The Guitar: How To Learn The Notes On The Guitar Fretboard and Become a Guitar Hero


   Real guitar heroes don't sit around pretending to play guitar on
  a computer, they know the best way to improve their playing is by
  playing a real guitar.

  Several years ago a guitar manufacturing company contacted me and
  asked if I would head their guitar training program. The company
  had developed an electric guitar that featured led's (light
  emitting diodes) placed under every note on the fretboard, when
  the guitar was connected to a computer the computer software
  training system lit up the appropriate led's so the player would
  know where to place their fingers.

  I was intrigued by the new technology and decided to give it a
  go. The first week was amazing, I had never seen such rapid
  progress by students.

  Everything was going well ... until I decided to try something
  different for week two of the instructional program. We started
  one of our lessons with the computers turned off, boy was I in
  for a surprise ... I have never seen so many blank faces, nobody
  could play anything!

  Long story short, while the students where plugged into the
  computers and the led lights were showing them where to put their
  fingers, they progressed. However when the computers were
  disconnected they couldn't recall what they had learnt. In other
  words they had not internalized the information, the information
  was still on the computer and not in their brain .. they did not
  'own' the information and until you 'own' something you can't use
  it!

  My point is this ... life is really very simple, if you want to
  play guitar ... play the guitar! Don't sit around pressing keys
  on a computer keyboard, they might be fun as a game but for the
  serious guitarist you are wasting valuable guitar practice time,
  time that could be spent playing a real guitar.

  Here's some simple tips to learn the notes on the fingerboard.

  Starting with the six string, play the following sequence of
  notes entirely on the sixth string.

  C /// |F /// |Bb /// |Eb /// |Ab /// |Db /// |F# /// |B /// |
  E /// |A /// |D /// |G /// ||

  Let each note ring for four beats, I recommend using a metronome
  set at mm=60

  Once you feel comfortable playing the sequence on the sixth string
  at mm=60 try increasing the tempo gradually over the next week.
  Our end week objective tempo is mm=72

  Use the metronome to track your progress, don't set the metronome
  and try to keep up with it, this will only produce mistakes, you
  want 100% correct notes.

  Over time bring your tempo up to mm=96.

  Now you are ready to introduce the fifth string.

  Play this sequence on the sixth and fifth strings.

  C /// |F /// |Bb /// |Eb /// |Ab /// |Db /// |F# /// |B /// |
  E /// |A /// |D /// |G /// ||

  Play the "C" on the sixth string and the "F" on the fifth
  string.You will notice that both these notes the C and F are on
  the 8th fret.

  This pattern continues throughout the sequence the next two notes
  Bb and Eb are in the sixth fret. Bb = sixth fret string six and
  Eb = sixth fret string five.

  As you combine the sixth and fifth strings remember to slow your
  metronome down until you feel comfortable with your left and
  right hand coordination.

  Every aspiring guitarist must come face to face with the reality
  that without a through knowledge of the guitar fingerboard there
  can only be limited progress. Practice this sequence and you will
  begin to unlock the guitar fingerboard.



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As 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 guitarists.

Stephen J Reid
Guitarist & Musician
Australia

 


 

This 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 knowing.

Ken C Simpson
Business Owner & Guitarist
Queensland, Australia

 


 

The course is varied, in-depth and well-structured, making learning and comprehension fast, thorough and enjoyable. It’s a great way of 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.

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Sales Manager
Sunshine Coast, Australia