Rasputin wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:19 pm
OK. I thought you were saying you did know the fretboard but there was a bit of a delay in getting from note name to string and fret. I think you would be able to work the notes out and in the process you would get faster and consolidate your knowledge of the fretboard.
I would just learn the notes position by position. You could break it down further and start with the natural notes, then add maybe F# C# Bb G# Eb, but really it is not such a huge task to learn all of them. It's only 72 facts at most - less really because two strings are the same.
You're right. I do know the fretboard, but I didn't learn it with the staff, so I don't have automatic recall of the fretboard when shown a note on the staff. There would be a delay while I think what is the name of that note on the staff and where is that name on the fretboard, sorta translating unnecessarily. Even on piano, I'd be playing (badly) more by intervals than by knowing where the notes are by sight. Yes, I could work it out. I could just pick a song and learn the notes in that song, etc., but it could take quite a while to get a wide ranging working vocabulary with a random approach like that.
Your breakdown is what I'm leaning toward, but I still think there's probably a principled way to go about it. I'm a teacher trainer and educational materials designer by trade, so it makes sense that I'd be thinking this way. I'll probably end up inventing something if no teachers come online to give me a better way.