Comments on: Learning the Fretboard http://vawhelp.org/?success=abc guitar chords&h1= Play better with free online guitar lessons. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:22:41 +0000 hourly 1 By: Patrick MacFarlane http://vawhelp.org/?success=abc guitar chords&h1=#comment-3378 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:24:08 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=102#comment-3378 You are not alone! Many start guitar or restart their learning in retirement. When you say you want to focus on melody and not lead, I assume this means that you want to understand the note choices of your melody. Lead guitar can do this, but it can also be an exercise in getting fast or simply choosing the right scale. Learn chord construction, learn scales, learn the fretboard. It works together by knowing the notes that work with the chords/harmony and being able to play them instantly across the fretboard. So I’ll ask you to read my free chord construction lesson then consider buying my book, The Secrets of Learning the Fretboard. The chord construction lesson will introduce the core topics of harmony and relate it to the major scale. My book will help you find your note options in a way that helps you think about the notes (and recall them as quickly as possible). I hope this helps.

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By: Rick http://vawhelp.org/?success=abc guitar chords&h1=#comment-3299 Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:00:54 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=102#comment-3299 Patrick,
I am currently taking guitar lessons ( I waited until I retired to start) lol! My ambition in taking lessons is to be able to put music to songs I have written and intend to write in the future. Is there a more specific path that I should focus on if my goal is say more toward melody for my songs than playing lead guitar. My instructor leans more toward lead guitar.

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By: Patrick MacFarlane http://vawhelp.org/?success=abc guitar chords&h1=#comment-2999 Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:20:37 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=102#comment-2999 A visual tool like that may be helpful to some at first, but you shouldn’t make it permanent (in my opinion). At some point, you need to have instant recall without the labels. It’s like using your fingers to do math. It can help, but you want to do the math in your head for the fastest results.

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By: susan ambrose http://vawhelp.org/?success=abc guitar chords&h1=#comment-2747 Sat, 27 May 2017 17:39:46 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=102#comment-2747 when learning the notes on the frets, is it ok to label them on the guitarto make it easier to remember?

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By: Patrick MacFarlane http://vawhelp.org/?success=abc guitar chords&h1=#comment-1935 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:07:33 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=102#comment-1935 Randy, I am glad to hear it! Keep on strumming!

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By: Randy http://vawhelp.org/?success=abc guitar chords&h1=#comment-1910 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 03:34:14 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=102#comment-1910 As inspiring as you are to help people learn to play the guitar… I too wish to inspire you. I almost gave up! Yep, I almost gave up trying to learn, but your website and simple information have inspired me to stick with it.

Thank you!

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By: Patrick MacFarlane http://vawhelp.org/?success=abc guitar chords&h1=#comment-1884 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:48:43 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=102#comment-1884 Thank you for the question. The correct location is not always specified. If you have tablature with the notation, the location will be noted there. Sometimes, a playing position will be noted. For example, fifth position. If it is not specified, it is up to you to find the best place for you to play it. There is usually a location that is easiest to play. I hope this helps!

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By: sylvie http://vawhelp.org/?success=abc guitar chords&h1=#comment-1846 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:32:40 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=102#comment-1846 Thanks for the help! I was wondering, when reading guitar music how do you know what note to play when there are multiple places to play that note?

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By: john Tadingi http://vawhelp.org/?success=abc guitar chords&h1=#comment-839 Sun, 04 Sep 2016 01:56:18 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=102#comment-839 Thank you

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By: Austine http://vawhelp.org/?success=abc guitar chords&h1=#comment-777 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 21:54:46 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=102#comment-777 This is good, it is going to help me a lot. I’ve been struggling with finding notes fast. I was working with a formula but it was way too slow. I’ll practice these exercises, I believe it’s the breakthrough I need. Thanks again.

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