jackr wrote:Counterstriker wrote: When I first started learning guitar at 9 I never new it was this complicated
It is amazing the more I learn about the guitar the more I realize how little I know. It is overwhelming and it is just not about learning the guitar, it is about learning music. But the good thing is that it is not a race and we can learn one thing at a time.Counterstriker wrote: So I'm going back and learning the whole neck instead of just the shape of scales without knowing the notes.
Learning the notes is very important. I have found that the majority of players that I jam with do not know the notes they are playing beyond the 3rd or 4th fret. They only scale and arpeggio patterns etc. Which is fine and you can sound great knowing just that but eventually a serious player will learn the notes. It is not easy learning the notes and there are many techniques ( we can discuss that later) but it really comes down practicing.
It would be interested to start a thread or a poll to see how many people know the notes of the fretboard.
yeah, at least knowing the root, third and 5ths are a huge advantage. Each note in the scale is important, some give the feeling of closure and some do the opposite.