aha! a trick to learn the fretboard~!
Posted on Jul 07, 2007 09:23 pm
Member Since: Jan 18, 2003
i just ordered a book on the BEAD system. it involves simply realizing that from string to string you are moving in fourths. so technically, i guess, i shoulda done what i probably shoulda done in the beginning: memorize the circle o' fifths.
this has got to be the easiest way to learn the fretboard, for sure.
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Jul 08, 2007 08:24 am Never heard of it. I think I am getting a review trial of fretlight though (still working on it)...
Jul 08, 2007 09:53 am the cover of the grimoire has the circle of fifths on the cover, and yes...it's more or less the 'decoder' of scales.....they don't call them intervals perfect for nothin'!
forty, i'm don't know you well enough, but i'm willing to bet if you get your fingers 'in the habbit' of going where you want them to go, the music will pour right out of you. (the trick is knowing how it will sound before you play it)
book knowledge is good, but if you jam on a major scale using random notes with it, on time in 8th notes, that dosn't mean it WILL work.
my rule, if you hit a sour note, bend it up, or slide down, then repeat it again so it looks like you did it on purpose!
Jul 08, 2007 03:14 pm db, wow. you're getting a fretlight? wow. i must get one of those this year. the thing looks like it could make me into a real guitarist. if you don't ultimately want to keep the one you get, i'll buy it off you at a slightly reduced price!
yeah, the BEAD system looks good. i am always into memorizing broad rules only and then using them to quickly unpack anything i might need to know in the moment. if i can learn to always know what note is a fourth up (or a fifth down) from any other note, that might be the ticket. then you'd be able to see the notes across any fret pretty quickly. i think that's all there is to BEAD.
Jul 08, 2007 03:17 pm just getting it to review...then send back to 'em...
if I like it, then I start negotiating for a slightly reduced price myself... :-)
Jul 08, 2007 03:33 pm :|
i'm sure you'll love it
Jul 08, 2007 04:01 pm On the upside, I am going to be publishing a review of it, so I'll let ya know what I think of it myself...for whatever my opinion is worth to ya.
Jul 08, 2007 04:17 pm yeah that's awesome; love to see how someone reacts to it.
Jul 08, 2007 05:07 pm I just got word they sent it a few days ago, should get here soon.
Jul 11, 2007 06:42 am bastard.... I wish I had the street cred to be able to get cool toys to play with for a while.
Since: Apr 07, 2002
Jul 11, 2007 06:54 am Quote:
There are few terms I hate so much as that one. Ever since that basketball player used it to justify beating up a fan.
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