Originally Posted by: SebastBergWell for my part I just named out loud every single notes on the fretboard (one string per day) for 2 weeks. So you start with lets say the low E and go...Low E fret 1 : F, fret 2 : F# ...and so on and you repeat it once or twice.
It will only take you 2 min and you do that everytime you sit down with your guitar, before starting to play.
Then for another week or 2 I named the notes at every fret going up the strings...Fret 1 high E string: F, Fret 1 B string: C...and so on. Again, this seems like hard work but whats 2 to 5 min of work for a life time of "easier playing". It's important to name them out loud...it really makes a difference.
This technique paid of for me. I can do the fretboard game under 50 seconds every single time and I'm no rocket scientist...so it will work for you too :)
So you lust look at a string and a fret and know it without the process of keying off other elements and quickly deducing what it is? Or do you think that you do that subconsciously but now just enough as to seem like you're not doing it? Because that IS exactly what I am doing. I would expect to get better at it but not anywhere near competitive. Do you think your routines are what other guitarists do, or you just know what worked for you and don't know what they did? Sorry if this sounds like an interrogation *smile*. If I'm gonna pick a willing brain, I I like to come away with as much as I can before I make a nuisance of myself. Time's a wasting--I look young for my age but there were still 48 stars on the US flag when I was born and father time is chasing me. I have a knack for rhythm and picking up chords and appearing to be a competent rythm guitarist in popular music (not esoteric or of the beaten track) but before I croak I'm determined to find some bridge to purposeful playing where I actually have some confidence that my riff or transition between chords is going to yield a sound that turns me even more on that I get. I just love music but have had stumbling blocks--rhythm not being one of them because I played bass by ear but a lot of people thought I had talent but me.