For Serious Guitarists Only
This course is only for guitarists who are serious about learning the notes on the fretboard. The Ultimate Fretboard Trainers (there are 32 of them) are not like other game-like apps. This course and the trainers focus on education. The course requires effort by the guitarist to learn reference points and understand spatial relationships.
The objective is to teach you the notes' locations on the fretboard by their letter name and recognize them on the musical staff.
THE COURSE IS FREE, and the software trainers are safe with no malware or advertisements, and work on any browser on your computer, iPad, or tablet. It doesn't matter if you are on Windows, Mac, or iOS. They are browser-based, so you must have an internet connection. However, do not attempt to use them on a phone. They are for larger screen displays only.
If you do not meet the prerequisites below, go to the Ultimate Note Recognition Trainer first. The free Note Recognition course and trainers will quickly teach you to understand music notation and learn the names of the notes and their locations on the musical staff.
- You should know the musical alphabet (ABCDEFG) forward and backward (GFEDCBA).
- More specifically, you should know the primary letter names of the musical alphabet AND the sharps and flats. You must understand enharmonic spellings (two different musical spellings for the same note)—A#=Bb, C#=Db, D#=Eb, F#=Gb, and G#=Ab.
Therefore ALL the notes would be A, A# or Bb, B, C, C# or Db, D, D# or Eb, E, F, F# or Gb, G, G# or Ab. Remember that there are no sharps or flats from B-C or E-F.
- You must know the notation of all the notes—what they look like on the music staff. Here are the natural notes:
And here are ALL the pitches, including the sharps and flats.
- A good Internet connection.
Remember, if you are weak in your knowledge of the preceding, do not go on. First, master the Ultimate Note Recognition Trainers.