Yes. And it's interesting to me the different approaches people on the forum have to this. Especially when some people focus on memorising pieces without knowing sheet music too well.SunnyDee wrote: ↑Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:26 amIt's funny to me that when classical players say "learning the fretboard," they mean learning to match notes on a score to the fretboard. When non-classical players say "learning the fretboard," it has nothing to do with sheet music, it's just memorizing where notes and patterns of notes are on the fretboard in standard tuning.
That doesn't follow. Most methods work, if followed conscientiously with regular practice. It is a hobby, so most people do not pursue their goals with rigor and are looking for nonexistent magic bullets. Beginners without teachers are going to ask the typical beginner questions despite the fact that solutions exist and are known to all advanced players.
Hmm, I learned it with that chart that used to come with the chord chart in most sing and strum books. After that, I just played music. It wasn't particularly organized, but I never felt it was holding me back. If I needed to read things cold, for real, then I guess I'd feel the need to get more systematic about it.kmurdick wrote: ↑Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:38 pmCatus-wren, I disagree. IMHO, most guitarists never learn the fingerboard because they approach it using charts and all manner of silly tricks. You need to learn the fingerboard in a logical manner and there there is a paucity of organized material out there. It's also about ten times more difficult to learn the upper positions as it is to learn the first position. The other problem is that the various positions keep shifting under your fingers as you play.
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