Learning The 2nd String Note Names

Here is the final exercise, which is the same type of exercise you saw earlier only for the 3rd string.

Technique Tips:
  • Keep your thumb flat and positioned about the middle of the back of the neck. This will give your fingers a better reach and keep them from laying flat on the fretboard.

  • Try not to lift your fingers more than a 1/4" from the fretboard. This will increase your speed since the higher you lift off the longer it will take to move back down. This will also make it easier for you to get a feel for the neck so you don't have to always look at the fretboard.

  • Don't worry about speed. It is harder to play slow and in time than it is to play fast.
The 2nd String Exercise
  1. Use the L.H. (Left Hand) fingerings shown below.
  2. Play each note starting with open the string and move up the fretboard.
  3. Say each note name as you play it.
  4. Once you reach the 12th fret go back down in reverse order using the same fingerings & saying the note names.
2nd String

Notice that you are using the same 3 hand positions as before with the other strings only with different fingers.
Now that you have learned the names of the notes and the correct fingerings for the strings for the entire fretboard make sure you keep practicing them always going up and then back down the fretboard.

Where to next?

If you wish to keep developing your knowledge of the fretboard check out the numerous scale patterns.

Why bother with Scales? They are the basis for guitar and music theory for chords, chord progressions, composing and to learn soloing and lead guitar. The Major scale is the most commonly used scale as is the Blues scale which is fun to know and play.
GUITAR SCALES - The Scale lessons are listed by both scale type including separate listings for Left-Handed guitar. Each Scale type shows a scale diagram, the score with TAB and includes a MIDI sound file to practice with so you can hear if you are playing it properly. You will hear the scale sounded in an ascending motion.
GUITAR CHORDS - The Chord lessons are listed by both chord type including separate listings for Left-Handed guitar.
Each Chord type shows a chord diagram, the score with TAB and includes a MIDI sound file to practice with so you can hear if you are playing it properly. You will hear the chord strummed and then each string sounded in a downward motion.
GUITAR INTRO - Return to the index for a listing of all of the Guitar Introduction topics.
 
 
 



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