Learn All The Notes On The Guitar Neck In A Few Days!
Free Jazz/Classical Guitar Exercises
Here are a few exercises that will help you learn all the notes on the neck of the guitar. If you're a TAB reader exclusively, I can't overstate to you the improvements you will see in your playing if you learn the actual notes!
This is especially true if you want to play jazz or classical guitar. Real jazz and classical musicians don't learn their shit by tablatures. When you think about it, when musicians play most other instruments, they actually know what they are playing!
To learn jazz guitar is too complex an enterprise to go about just remembering finger positions on a few chords. When you know and understand the notes and chords you're playing, it actually becomes much easier to improvise and change things around on the spot! To put it another way, fingerings will just give you one static version of a song, while knowing the music behind it all allows you to improvise to any song you learn! And that's when it actually becomes jazz.
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...So as I was saying, learn the notes! try these just 15-20 minutes a day, and you will see results sooner than you think. The material is a bit dry, and your brain will feel sluggish at first, but to me that's a sign that connections are being built in there ...Keep going!
Chromatic Exercises Along Each String
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