Fretboard Mastery: Finding the notes on the guitar neck in 3 easy steps [Guitar Fundamentals #1]
Fretboard Mastery: Finding the notes on the guitar neck in 3 easy steps [Guitar Fundamentals #1]


hi everyone and welcome at your guitar
workshop in today’s video we’re gonna be exploring the neck of the guitar. More
specifically I’m going to explain to you how to find each and every single note
all over the neck of the guitar. Before you click away this is actually going to
be pretty easy. There’s not a whole lot you need to know
to find these things all over the neck of the guitar so we’ll start with the
very basics and then work our way up. There is a thing that we call the music
alphabet and it’s the first seven notes of the actual alphabet so we got a b c d
e f g a and it just keeps going up. Alright that’s the first thing. The
second thing is that what we have to be aware of is that there are whole tones
and semitones. So a semitone would be if you would put your pointer finger in
first position of the low E string or any string you play that note you move
up one position so one fret you’ve just moved up a half step or a semitone. So
one semitone move up another half step it’s another semitone if you want to
move up a whole step you have to move up two frets or two positions or if you put
your pointer finger in first again and you want to move up a whole step you
move up two positions so that was a whole step alright so now we know that
there are half steps and whole steps we know that a house up is one fret on the
guitar a whole step is going up two frets or down and we know that we have a
music alphabet which is ABCD efg alright so let’s write that extra bit of
information down to so half-step is one fret whole step is two frets all right
so we only need one more bit of information and that is the tuning of
the strengths now I assume that everybody knows it but
still just in case I’m gonna do this anyway so we have e a D G B and E or
Eddie ate dynamite good bye Eddie so let’s write that down so we got the
three base drinks here one two three and then the three treble strings three and
then it’s e a D G B and E there you go let’s look at this
music alphabet again so now what you would expect is that between these notes
is always going to be a whole step but that’s not true there are two exceptions
to that rule so if we go from B to C that is a half step and from E to F is a
half step so this one is half and that one is a half step the others are all
whole steps right so from A to B whole step half step up to C then a whole step
up to D whole step up to e half step up to F holes up up to G and a whole step
up to a so now we do know everything that we need to find all those nodes on
the neck of the guitar so let’s start with our a string right put your pointer
finger just before the nut I sometimes call that fret number is zero and what
we’re playing now is the a write a string so obviously when you don’t put
any fingers on it that’s going to be an a note so to find B we have to look at
if it’s a half or a whole step so it’s not one of the exceptions so that’s a
whole step so that’s two frets up so one two so B is in second position
then the next one is up to see so that is one of the exceptions so that’s a
half step up so one fret then from C to D is a whole steps or two frets from D
to E is a whole step so two frets then from E to F is a half step so one fret
then from F to G is a whole steps or two frets and then from G to A is a whole
step so one two frets so let’s do that again so we got a two frets up to be
pass up up to C holds up up to D whole step up to e half step up to F whole
step up to G and then a whole step up to a alright it works the same for all the
other strings but we’ll try one more string to sort of complete this so put
your pointer finger in for a sorry before the nut on the E string low E and
when you play that obviously we’re going to hear the e so from E to F is one of
the exceptions so that is a half step so you move up one fret then from F to G is
a whole step so that’s two frets from T to a is a from G to A is a whole step so
two frets from A to B is a whole step so two frets from B to C is a half-step so
one fret from C to D is a whole steps or two frets and from D to E is a whole
step so two frets all right so we got e pass up to F whole step to G whole step
to a whole step to B half step to C whole step to D and whole step to e
alright that’s it for today I hope you enjoyed that the PDF for this lesson is
available for my patrons on patreon in my next lesson I’m going to be giving
you an exercise to practice this and get more out of this whole system that’s all
for today wishing you a great week and see again

4 thoughts on “Fretboard Mastery: Finding the notes on the guitar neck in 3 easy steps [Guitar Fundamentals #1]”

  1. Your Guitar Workshop says:

    [LESSON PDF: https://patreon.com/yourguitarworkshop] This lesson is the first in a series. I already have 6 videos ready to go which will all be available in september for Patrons. Check the guitar fundamentals playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2KS8ArUcDc&list=PLebJQkKUkd6oYtG5cbs6OdmqduGczAth- Subjects I will cover are:
    – Finding the notes
    – Note finding exercise
    – Intervals
    – CAGED system
    – Manipulating the CAGED system
    – & more

    Enjoy!

    André

  2. ibiscar06 says:

    Its like you read my mind. I've been watching music theory videos. And then I get this notification. Thanks for the video

  3. NH productions says:

    Read my mind!
    Would love to get a lesson on tuning by ear in the future. 😊

  4. Samuel Gonzalez says:

    Hey man, writing this so you actually see this. I've used many of your tutorials from time to time and I don't understand why you don't just post covers of entire songs separately? You are clearly able to play popular songs but don't really generate views, even though you have >100k Subscribers. Just keep doing the tutorials and additionally upload videos of you ONLY playing the song once in one go. Even if they get demonetized you can still get more clicks and revenue by affiliate marketing and shit like that (or at least get more attention on your tutorials). I'm not saying money is the most important thing, but your are selling under value, and playing the song once more wouldn't exactly be more work, since you learn the songs anyways for your tutorials. Greetings from Germany.

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