Fretboard Freedom - A New Series Starts Today

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Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:31 am

Hi Everybody,

I am thrilled to get this rolling. Fretboard Freedom is a series of theory and geography lessons that Max Rich put together for us. Today we start with Lesson 1-A The First Five Frets. Check it out and let us know what you think.

The First Five Frets

As guitarists we have a bit harder time than some instrumentalists such as piano players, due to the fact that our notes aren’t all lined up in a row. Not being able to visualize where notes are is a key factor that prohibits most players from elevating their playing to the next level. By learning note location you’ll be able to write songs, improvise and learn songs with ease and efficiency.

The first five frets on the guitar contain so many notes and possibilities that one could spend years just learning this section of the fretboard. Fortunately, you don’t have to! With this in-depth lesson you’ll get access to the understanding of the musical alphabet and how it relates to the guitar via these first five frets. In addition, you’ll get awesome exercises that will simultaneously help boost your technique, theory understanding and knowledge of the fretboard.

Chromatic exercises intended to get the player familiar with the musical alphabet as it pertains to this first position on the neck

Discussions about reference notes and points of interest along the neck that make learning the surrounding notes much easier

Scales in the keys of C, A, and E minor all within the first five frets, and incorporating both closed and open notes.