Master Your Fretboard

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Improve Your Fretboard Knowledge

This 12-Week Fretboard training program will, in only 12 weeks, get you to a fretboard knowledge level that took me and most guitar players years to accomplish.
It’s a very driven, very focused program.

The exercises are designed to lead to maximum progress, in the least amount of time possible. Those highly-effective exercises are the result of 20+ years of teaching experience and experimentation.
This course is very hands-on: you will be playing all the time.

Why Do You Want to Take This Course?

There are tremendous advantages to knowing the location of every note on your guitar neck blindly.
The more you have to think about where the notes are, the longer it will also take you to learn new songs, new scales, new chords, etc.
Boosting your fretboard knowledge will greatly shorten your learning time in anything else you will ever learn on guitar.

There are also other, more hidden benefits.
For one: you will hit lesser wrong notes or wrong chords on stage. In addition: you will exude much more confidence, stage presence or charisma as a performer.
It’s a very comforting feeling, and it gives you a great sense of control, when you know where everything is on your guitar neck.

Not only is your playing going to improve tremendously for reasons mentioned above: your understanding of music theory will also deepen. Your improved fretboard knowledge deepens your ability to see connections and patterns between notes, scales, chords and fingerings.
Patterns reveal themselves more easily when you see the visual shapes with the actual note names under your fingers.

All these points will become much more clear during the 12-week program.

Who Benefits from Taking This Class?

This is an intense, 12-week program that will tremendously improve your note knowledge on the guitar neck.

You will have plenty of homework with very effective exercises.

This class is open to guitar players of all levels: from beginners to intermediate to advanced.

Even guitar players who have been playing many years, oftentimes still have lots of room for improvement specifically in their fretboard navigation.
We’ve taught professional guitarists, who took this course, surprised to find out how much this course further improved their understanding of their fretboard.

Because of the way the course is designed: the course works for beginners as well as more advanced guitar players.
The main difference is that beginners will need to spend a bit more practice time outside of the course, while the more advanced player will get through the home work in a bit less time.

Prerequisites

  1. You should have a minimum of at least 4 months of guitar playing/practice.
  2. Speak and understand some English.
  3. For in studio lessons: the only thing to bring is your guitar
  4. If you take the course from the comfort of your home through video conferencing: you need a computer, a working webcam, an internet connection, and Skype
  5. Recommended practice time: 30min a day. If you can do more, that is even better, but you’ll get great results with only 30 minutes of practice a day.

Course Objective

In 12 weeks time you will know the location of every note on your guitar neck without having to think about it anymore.
There is a difference between finding notes, and knowing where they are.
If it takes you a second to find a note, then you don’t really completely know where it is yet.

“Knowing” means “not having to think or search anymore”.
In 12 weeks time, if you are a more advanced player, you will reach a level where you won’t have to think at all anymore.
You will also see and understand patterns on guitar that you had never been aware of before.
If you were a complete beginner when starting this course: you will get to the point where it literally only takes you a couple of seconds max to find any note.

The 12-Week Fretboard Mastery Classes Curriculum

  1. Week 1
    1. Starts with major scale theory
    2. half step locations
    3. The Note names with letters and solfeggio.
    4. Horizontally walk up and down the C major scale on every string
    5. Single String Soloing.
    6. Vertically walk up and down all the notes of the C major scale on every string.
    7. Do the vertical exercise with stopwatch to track time
    8. Discuss techniques to improve time.
    9. Make your approach to the above exercises more efficient for maximum results.

  2. Week 2
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Single string soloing Next Level: creativity and phrasing.
    3. Never Ending Scale explanation.
    4. Student does never ending scale in C under teacher guidance, while being timed.
    5. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  3. Week 3
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. Never Ending Scale In the keys of F and G.
    4. Student does never ending scale in F, then in G under teacher guidance, while being timed.
    5. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.
    6. Single String soloing on 2 adjacent strings simultaneously.
    7. Theory: the relative minor scale.

  4. Week 4
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. Key signatures. The theory of how to figure out all the notes in all 12 major scales.
    4. Never Ending Scale In the keys of Bb and D.
    5. Student does never ending scale in Bb, then in D under teacher guidance, while being timed.
    6. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  5. Week 5
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. Key signatures: testing, feedback.
    4. Never Ending Scale In all 12 keys this week.
    5. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  6. Week 6
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. The theory of Musical Intervals.
    4. Never Ending Scale In the key of C, in 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths & 7ths
    5. A unique approach to seeing the A minor pentatonic scale. A unique approach to soloing.
    6. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  7. Week 7
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. Strategies to improve your times.
    4. Pattern recognition.
    5. The 5 fingerings of the A minor pentatonic scale.
    6. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  8. Week 8
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. Never ending scale, all intervals, in the keys of G, D, F and Bb.
    4. Single string soloing in F and G
    5. C major root position triad arpeggio.
    6. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  9. Week 9
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. Never ending scale, all intervals, all keys.
    4. Single string soloing in Bb, D, Eb and A
    5. C major 1st inversion triad arpeggio.
    6. Memorize the notes in all major and minor triads: 3-note groupings
    7. Memorize the half step locations in every major key. (3-4 and 7-8)
    8. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  10. Week 10
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. Never ending scale, all intervals, all keys: timed drills.
    4. Single string soloing in all 12 keys
    5. C major 2nd inversion triad arpeggio.
    6. A minor triad arpeggio: root position, 1st inversion and 2nd inversion.
    7. Solo/improvisation with the covered arpeggios.
    8. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  11. Week 11
    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. Never ending scale, all intervals, all keys: timed drills.
    4. F major, G major, D minor and E minor triad arpeggios
    5. The 7 fingerings of the C major scale.
    6. Seeing the arpeggios and pentatonic patterns within the 7-note scale fingerings.
    7. Solo/improvisation with the covered arpeggios.
    8. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.

  12. Week 12
    Last week of the program.
    This lesson we’ll fine tune your approach, and give you extra exercises and guidance to keep improving.

    1. Quick review past week + testing.
    2. Assessment of your progress. Further feedback to boost your current results, if required.
    3. Never ending scale, all intervals, all keys: timed drills. The final adjustments and guidance.
    4. Soloing with all triad arpeggios
    5. Soloing with the 7 fingerings of the C major scale.
    6. Feedback, corrections, pointers and guidance for maximum results.
    7. Sharing of extra bonus material. (the triad fingerings on all strings)

    You’ve come an incredibly long way in only 12 weeks time.
    You’ve moved a huge step closer to mastery of your guitar.
    Congrats!!!

Mastering your fretboard is an amazing accomplishment.
You can be very proud of yourself.
You will keep discovering more benefits from the fretboard progress you made in past 12 classes, in the weeks and months to come.

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