♯Sharp makes learning all notes on the fretboard easy and fun.
Hi there! I am a Guitar aficionado and author of this website. At some point in my journey as a guitarist, I felt that I was stuck and my playing was going nowhere. So I did some research on the best way to move forward and realized that the only real path to success is -as usual- the path of putting in the required effort and, for the guitar or any other fretted instrument, this means that learning the notes on the fretboard so you know what it is you are actually playing at any given moment, is a fundamental step that should not be ignored. It´s funny when you think about it, we are the only group of musicians that think in terms of geometry (chord shapes and scale patterns), and not in terms of music (notes, tones, harmony, intervals, etc.). We are speaking a different language and that of course shows when we play and not only limits our ability to communicate with other musicians, but also hurts our musicality and creativity tremendously.
This is why I created this App, to put 21st century technology tools at your disposal so you get a chance to really improve your skills and performance along with your confidence as fast as possible, opening up a new world of musical possibilities based on this acquired knowledge.
I truly hope you will enjoy it!
♯Sharp is a fully customizable game-like web app that will allow you to easily learn every note in every position of your instrument´s fretboard, so you can rapidly master the skill that will make your a better performer.
Being able to quickly identify the notes for each fret and string position in your instrument, is a fundamental tool that will allow you greater musicality and increased confidence in your improvisation, reading and transcription skills, making a more complete musician out of you, and the best performer you can be.
With ♯Sharp, you get a variety of fretted instruments to practice with and you have full control on the strings and frets you want to target in your practice, either one at a time, all at once, a specific area, or any combination you can think of. You also decide on the tuning for each particular string, the type of notation -English or Latin- you prefer, as well as the notes you want to tackle, such as all natural, all altered or, to train your ear, you can decide on a specific scale and tone.
♯noteHound, is ♯Sharp´s exclusive learning tracking system that will make it easier and faster for you to get where you want with your instrument learning, by recording time and precision of every attempt on each position, so you know exactly the places where more work is needed. And what´s best, ♯noteHound can tailor your practices accordingly. Check it out here.
♯Sharp will randomly select a fret position within the collection of active frets, strings and notes, and you will have to guess with a mouse click the note that corresponds to that position and tuning. The faster you find it, the bigger your score, provided you get the right note, of course! Eventually, this practice will condition your brain to recognize notes all over the neck, instantly and effortlesly.
Tell all your friends about ♯Sharp and you will reap the benefits. Get familiar with the program here.
Based on my research I can guarantee that any serious music school, instructor, video, magazine, blog, etc., will tell you that learning your fretboard by heart is an elemental skill for guitarist of any level. But don´t just take my word for it, check it out for yourself: