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Improve your note reading, improvisation and transcription skills as well as your musicality by memorizing your guitar notes.

♯Sharp makes learning all notes on the fretboard easy and fun.

learn all the notes on guitar fretboard

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!

Emilio Barney

What is ♯Sharp?

♯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.

♯Sharp's Benefits

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.

♯Sharp's Features

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 by ♯Sharp

♯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.

The ♯Sharp Process

♯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.

Using ♯Sharp

Use the free Guest account straight away to get familiar with ♯Sharp's limited version by clicking here; but if you really want to take advantage of the app and of the skills it will help you develop, all you have to do is register here using a valid email!

Our ♯Amigo Benefits Program

Tell all your friends about ♯Sharp and you will reap the benefits. Get familiar with the program here.

What the Experts Say

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:

This is the single most powerful thing that you can do to make progress as a guitarist quickly.

How to Memorize the Fretboard - My Top 6 Tips! | swiftlessons

Learning the notes on the fretboard is one of the best things you can do, is sort of the most liberating thing you can do when starting to play up the fretboard.

7 Tips For Learning The Notes On The Guitar | GuitarLessons - Nate Savage

I created this picture of this character who would play the guitar effortlessly, who had no limitations, performing beautiful music, and he moved around with great acrobatic skills, just capturing the audience and being a great entertainer.

Steve Vai

Learning the notes on the neck is one of those skills that's so useful, is hugely useful… is a skill that stays with you for life, so it´s worth putting the time and effort into it.

Guitar Fretboard Memorization - learn every note on the guitar neck | SteveGilson - SixStringsAttachedTV

Learning all the notes on the fretboard is one of the simplest steps you can take to elevate your playing. Before you curse us out for recommending such an arduous task, consider the following: a doctor must know the body’s anatomy, an accountant must know basic arithmetic, and a webmaster must know the code that makes up a webpage.

Fretboard Memorization: Three Steps to Neck Knowledge | Guitar Player Editors

You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.

Charlie Parker

If you want to be a serious musician, if you really want to have a deep understanding of the fretboard and how it relates to certain musical and theoretical concepts, then I think (knowing the fretboard) really is essencial knowledge.

The Best Way to Learn the Notes on the Guitar Fretboard |

I don´t know any other instrument where the player tries to play without actually knowing what he´s playing

How To Memorize Permanently The Notes On The Guitar Fretboard | MusicTheoryForGuitar

There are only so many letters in the alphabet. When I talk to young musicians or authors and they ask for advice, I say, 'You gotta learn all the letters of your own personal alphabet. With music, you need to know all the different kinds of music and everything in and around your given instrument.

David Lee Roth

It´s important to have a way of visualizing and organizing the notes on the guitar neck

Fretboard Visualization - That makes musical sense for Jazz Guitar | Jens Larsen

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