Learning The Guitar With Blank Neck Paper

Although there a certainly a number of challenges you’ll inevitably face while learning a new instrument, there are almost always unique and innovative learning techniques that can assist you along the way. For many, the easiest way to start to visualize what you need to do with the instrument is by having a visual example of where your fingers should be placed. With a guitar, the student needs to learn where to place their hand and fingers on the guitar neck. The correct strings, frets and finger order are the trickiest part of learning the notes.

One of the easiest ways to help guitar students visualize placement of their fingers on the guitar strings is by using guitar neck paper for the notes. The guitar neck paper is simply a visual drawing of the guitar strings, with the dots representing where the fingers are placed. Additionally, the dots can be labeled as to which finger should be used in the placement. This allows the student a reference point to practice lining their fingers up in the right positions, and can add another point of reference when learning the notes.

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Blank guitar neck paper can be found in a number of different places. Most music stores, particularly ones that sell guitar sheet music, will also carry this specialized paper. If you are looking for something less formal that you can print yourself, there are a number of online sites that offer free images and pdf files of the neck paper. Simply download and print the guitar neck on a sheet of paper, and then fill in the details of the particular note the student is studying.

Although the guitar can be quite difficult to learn, you will find that using simple learning tools when you are just starting out can make a big difference in the success of your endeavors. Memory is best retained by reinforcing a concept from multiple different directions. Approach your success from a couple of different angles and watch your understanding and skill grow.