A fully memorized fretboard is one of the most underrated skills in the guitar world. It’s not expected from a beginner, nor is it taught in the normal course of guitar learning.
But the smartest and best guitarists in the world know why fretboard knowledge can be the secret to being good at guitar.
Why Memorize the Fretboard?
Apart from sounding extremely cool when you say “Oh, you played a C instead of a C#”, it amplifies every area of your guitar playing:
1: Guitar scales won’t be just patterns on the neck.
Guitar scales are simply a couple notes repeated all over the fretboard.
If you understand this simple concept and have the fretboard memorized, you won’t need to memorize those endless scale patterns.
Simply get set and solo!
2: You’ll unlock 1000+ guitar chords.
Chords are combinations of specific notes too.
You can hold these notes anywhere on the fretboard to get chords in different contexts.
And if you know the chord formulas, you just unlocked the gates to the world of harmony – without having to memorize them all! But it starts with – you guessed it – fretboard knowledge.
But why aren't
memorizing the fretboard?
"It seems impossible!"
"It will come with time"
We Have a
we do it? Simple!
We combined pattern recognition with memory techniques and games to create a system that will show you patterns hidden in plain sight and give you short memory phrases like
“Eddie Ate Dynamite, Good Bye Eddie”
The first letters of each word will give you the name of the strings from top to bottom.
This will take the layout of the fretboard right to the brain – WITHOUT any sort of blunt memorization.
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700 5–star reviews
Here's what they had to say...
"I originally purchased this book to help me teach my daughter the guitar. It really helped me and my little one learn the fretboard quickly and it was fun doing it! I would recommend this book without hesitation."
"I’ve been playing guitar since I was 15 self taught via friends, YouTube, and books. It wasn’t until I picked up this book that I learned any more on the fretboard. I now recognize chords and know how to play them. I recommend Guitar Head books for any experience level on guitar."
"Love the Fretboard book!! I found Guitar Head on the internet and knew right away that this was the right learning fit for me. Your book is all you claim it to be and it is awesome that there are freebie learning pages too!"
"The Guitar Fretboard Book helped me memorize the fretboard which makes me a better player. I bought a bunch of books from
various authors but it was Guitar Head's book that was the most beneficial to
"Simple and easy. I can name all the notes on a fretboard just by knowing top 2 strings GAB and CDE 3, 5 and 7th fret. I would recommend everyone get this book first, it will help with the scales and what notes go into chords you are playing. Good job!"
"Eddie Ate Dynamite Good Bye Eddie is burned into to my brain.
It is a great book and I learned that its very important to learn and memorize the fretboard in order to advance on my guitar quest."
"I have learned a lot with the Guitar Fretboard book! It has definitely helped me fill in the gaps that other books have left out."
"As a novice player, I’ve learned more about the fretboard than I did in expensive lessons. The tips and exercises in this 54 page book are easy to follow and you you’re learning right from the opening pages."
"After almost 20 years away from the electric guitar, I bought a Strat and Guitar Fretboard to dive back in. Learning so much with your book, it's almost like I haven't taken any time off! Thanks, Guitar Head! "
"I purchased this book with much skepticism. However my skepticism quickly went away. I am an online student with Berklee College of Music and can tell you this book is the real deal."
ABOUT GUITAR HEAD
All of us picked up the guitar expecting it to be fun, relaxing and something to get away from – but the effort this piece of wood with 6 strings demands is surprising!
Yup! The bitter truth, isn't it?
What we face on a regular basis is frustration, a lot of it!
Complex music theory, finding the right lessons, figuring out the perfect tone, fighting finger fatigue and injuries, creative fatigue, the feeling of hopelessness, the feeling of not being able to play what you dream of.
The feeling in your stomach when you see a 9-year old nailing the song you’ve been working on for months! – the list is endless!
And we know exactly what that feeling is like. And we want to help!
We at Guitar Head are focused on constantly studying the points of frustration guitarists face. And breaking it down to simplify and find solutions for it. Be it – easy instructions or a community of members to talk to. We want make guitar an enjoyable experience for you.
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