Category Archives: Education

Learn Scales On One String(Ear Training/Fretboard Mapping Exercise)

Stringed instrument players:

Learn scales on one string at a time.


One’s melodic intuition, or INNER VOICE, can develop more comfortably by digesting the sounds and pitch movements in a linear or one dimensional fashion (one string). Much like the intuition of speaking or singing pitches. 

In many ways, this requires less mental effort and coordination for technique; and allows more “emotional” connection to the movement and mapping of the fretboard.

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Learn the Notes & Memorize Them On Your Instrument Today!

To fluently speak the language of music, it helps to learn the names of the notes. 

*Guitar players*: Memorizing the fretboard is easy when you can name all 12 notes of the musical alphabet away from the instrument. Don’t get concerned with scale boxes until you do this!


If you have not done this before, memorize them right now! [Recite out loud to practice.]

 A      A#     B     C     C#     D     D#     E      F     F#     G     G#


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