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for learning the fretboard of guitar, bass and other fretted instruments
Absolute Fretboard Knowledge
For Guitar And Bass Players
Once and for all, truly learn
the fretboard and play like
you never played before!
If you want to dramatically improve the way you play and enjoy your music, there's one thing that will give you enormous benefits with very little efforts: learning the fretboard extremely well.
It's surprising how many guitar and bass players, even after months and years of serious playing and study, still don't really know the fretboard of their instrument. This is especially common among self-taught musicians.
But when someone then really learns the fretboard -- whammo! -- it's a whole new world, a whole new level of playing and enjoyment.
What about you? Can you put a finger at random on the fretboard and tell the name of that note without thinking? In 0.4 seconds or less? Can you do that effortlessly, anywhere on the fretboard?
If you can -- congratulations, you belong to the elite among musicians. And if you don't have this ability yet but want to develop it, you can start today itself and within a few weeks you can effectively acquire the skill and bring your playing to a higher level.
Here are some of the things that you will be able to do (or do better) after improving your fretboard skills:
- You will understand chords much better. No more "a finger here and a finger there...", but real notes - A, E, G, D....
- You will learn chords faster.
- You'll also be able to create and improvise any chords on the spot. If you know which notes make a chord (e.g. C major = C + E + G) then you can immediately play it in many different ways and places, all over the fretboard, according to your inspiration and creativity.
| Absolute Fretboard Trainer
is flexible and versatile:
|Bass (4 string classic)
|Bass (5 string)
|Bass (6 string)
- Fretboard knowledge also means that you will know where to play any note without fumbling around.
- You will understand scales much better, and learn them faster.
- You will be able to use the scales you learn with carefree abandon.
- You will have an advantage and a frame of reference for improvisation.
- You will be better able to translate the notes in your mind into music.
- You will be able to read sheet music more easily.
Absolute Fretboard Trainer
displaying a note
- You won't need any more those "chord charts" or "fretboard charts". Rather, you'll have a master chart fixed in your mind and at the tips of your fingers.
- While improving our playing sometimes we get stuck and we don't know why. In many cases, learning the fretboard can get you out of a rut and running again.
- With a fluent knowledge of the fretboard you will better understand what others are playing. When you will see another guitarist or bassist playing, you will immediately know which notes they are playing, and make much more sense of it.
- It will also help you to observe, remember, and then use any good lick or riff that you notice when somebody else plays.
- How many wrong notes do you play because you're not sure about which note is where, or because it takes too long to figure out? Wanna stop that?
- Many self-taught musicians (but not only them!) have some gaps in their knowledge and skill. Learning the fretboard will directly take care of one major gap, and indirectly help with other weak spots.
- While performing, instead of worrying about getting lost or making mistakes, your mind will be free to focus on the music itself, and you will be able to express yourself better.
- Even the best players make mistakes, but a masterful knowledge of the fretboard helps to minimize and neutralize them. In other words, if you know the fretboard well, even after a mistake you will fall on your feet, not on your face.
- You will know exactly what you're playing - notes, scales, chords, or whatever - and that will make everything easier.
- Because of your familiarity with the instrument, you will be a lot more confident and relaxed when you play.
"Which note is this?"
asks the program in a drill.
Many guitar and bass players can "figure out" a note on the fretboard by "counting" from the nut or another familiar note, but...
... are you satisfied with that?
See, if I ask you, "What note is the lowest string?" you'll probably reply "E !" immediately (unless you are a complete beginner). You just know it, you don't need to "think" about it, you don't need to "calculate" it from some other note. You just know it.
Now, would you like to know the whole fretboard just like that?
Difficult, you say?
Actually, no, it's not very difficult if you know how to do it...
So how do you do it?
Well, what you need is a METHOD. A complete, easy, effective and enjoyable method to take you from here to there, step by step. And here it is:
The Absolute Fretboard Method.
This site: www.AbsoluteFretboard.com
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