• It's VERY IMPORTANT that you commit the notes in the musical alphabet to memory.
  • Musical alphabet = A - A# - B - C - C# - D - D# - E - F - F# - G - G#  and then it goes back to "A" and round in a circle.
  • There are no (#) sharps between B + C and E + F.

Here's a couple of videos I made with my method for learning all the notes on the fret board:

Video 1

Video 2

Click here for the answers to the barre position questions.

  • Remember when working out notes on the second string down (A string) it doesn't start at E like the top string.
  • All the notes at the 12th fret are the same as the open strings, because the notes in the musical alphabet have gone round in a circle.
  • With some chords there's more than one way to make them as a barre. My advice is to always choose the one that is closest to the first fret. Choose the chord that is the easiest to change to. Use the KISS rule. Keep It Simple Stupid.

Changing From E to A Shape Barre Chords - YouTube

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