In this lesson you will develop your knowledge of where all the notes are on your guitar’s fretboard. This is a nice and easy exercise to do at the start of your practice session. Although it might seem simple this is one of Ruben’s go-to exercises so make sure to spend some time with it!
The skills you will be developing in this lesson are fretboard awareness and rhythmic accuracy.
- Turn a metronome on to 40 bpm
- Play all the notes C on your fretboard
- Use the video above to get all the notes
Take the above exercise through the cycle of 5ths:
G C F Bb Eb Ab Db Gb B E A D
Check out the diagram on google
Download a free metronome app on your phone if you need one. Here’s a few.
Here’s an example of Ruben taking the same exercise through three keys:
In the next lesson you will learn a handy warm-up exercise.