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Learning Notes on the Entire Neck
Learning Notes on the Entire Neck
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to look at any place on the guitar neck and automatically know the note names? Many players are familiar with the notes in the first position and maybe a pentatonic form or two but are often less familiar with notes farther up the neck. For many, knowing all the notes instantaneously on the guitar neck is like the holy grail of guitar knowledge. This lesson provides several proven ways to visualize the guitar neck, as well as four practical exercises to help you learn all of the notes on the guitar neck.

It will help you see the guitar neck as four distinct regions. Seeing the guitar neck in this way will help you begin to categorize your playing in distinct areas of the neck. Also, you’ll practice simple beginning to advanced exercises to learn the neck.

Knowing every note on the guitar neck is not an impossible task. It’s quite attainable with a little bit of thought and some effort, and once you can look at any place on the guitar neck and know the notes, then guitar playing becomes a lot easier. Grab your guitar and let’s have a great lesson. - Steve Krenz

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Steve plays a Gibson USA Les Paul Supreme in this lesson.

Steve Krenz
    Steve Krenz

As an instructor, Steve is best known for the top-selling guitar instruction course, Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar. He has helped thousands of students in over 95 countries across the globe to learn, improve, and master the guitar.

Steve's performing experience covers a large gamut, from playing guitar with the symphony orchestra, to jazz big bands, to performing with Grammy-winning artists like Donna Summer, Michael W. Smith, The Fifth Dimension, Israel Houghton, and Tommy Sims (producer, renowned bass player for Bruce Springsteen and co-writer of Eric Clapton's Grammy-winning song "Change the World").

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Gibson's Learn and Master Guitar Course     This Skills House Foundation Lesson was brought to you by the makers of Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar with Steve Krenz. Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar, the world's most in-depth home study course for guitar. Developed in partnership with Legacy Learning Systems, this 20-DVD course takes beginning players from the ultra-basics of guitar all the way through advanced skills training. It is truly years' worth of training in a single box, all presented in a simple step-by-step progression that anyone can follow on their path toward mastering the guitar. The Learn & Master Guitar course received the 2011 Acoustic Guitar Magazine Player’s Choice GOLD Award for outstanding guitar instructional materials. Steve is also the author of the Learn & Master Blues Guitar DVD course with Legacy Learning Systems. For more information, go here!

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