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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmeaux View Post
    I also have a little cheat sheet of the numerical placement of each note on each string up to the twelfth fret.

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    You just commit each set of four numbers to memory - almost as if it was a telephone number. What's the phone number for E? 0-7-2-9.

    No sharps or flats for this one - it's based on the
    KISS theory. (keep it simple, stupid)
    Giving each note a phone number is absolutely genius. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmeaux View Post
    I also have a little cheat sheet of the numerical placement of each note on each string up to the twelfth fret.

    (click to embiggen)

    Attachment 702

    You just commit each set of four numbers to memory - almost as if it was a telephone number. What's the phone number for E? 0-7-2-9.

    No sharps or flats for this one - it's based on the
    KISS theory. (keep it simple, stupid)
    Yeah, this is the most helpful post in this thread for me...can I say though, that you actually only need to remember the first two numbers (E and A strings) for each note? As long as you know the octave pattern under your fingers (2 strings up, 2 frets over) you'll know where they are on D and G. I think what will be more difficult is the opposite, picking out the note given a string and fret number (what note is fret 7 on the D string?). An app might be a good way to go about doing exercises.
    Last edited by calcos; 03-30-2014 at 10:17 AM. Reason: correction

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    I am using the iPhone app Tenuto to help memorize the fretboard. It can quiz you on the bass fretboard, it can also drill you on notes on the on the bass clef. Not the best interface design but it works well. It also does many other instruments. It covers Staff Identification, keyboard identification, fretboard identification, ear training, and some calculators.

    I have just messed with fretboard and staff and am not sure how good the rest is.

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    There are many ways to get the fretboard under your belt. Now, with technology, there are many electronic aids to make it more accessible.


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    Thanks for the post, Driften.
    It sounds like something I would find especially useful while travelling away from my bass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmeaux View Post
    There are many ways to get the fretboard under your belt. . .
    Another sure way is to lengthen your bass strap - a lot!!!
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    Hi everyone. New player here. Thanks for the "Eddie Ate Dynamite - Gulp" mnemonic. I've been learning on my own, mostly by ear. Mt wife looks at me like I am nuts, because I am sitting here, playing air bass and counting off the frets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucklhead05 View Post
    Hi everyone. New player here. Thanks for the "Eddie Ate Dynamite - Gulp" mnemonic. I've been learning on my own, mostly by ear. Mt wife looks at me like I am nuts, because I am sitting here, playing air bass and counting off the frets.
    Glad to have ya with us!


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