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Week 4: 1st and 2nd string Octave Relationships (Guitar Lesson)


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Chris Liepe

Week 4: 1st and 2nd string Octave Relationships

Chris moves the octave relationship to the 1st and 2nd strings, which will cause you to think backwards to find the correct note.

Taught by Chris Liepe in 6 Week Note Memorization Program seriesLength: 8:23Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


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wssize56wssize56 replied on July 25th, 2016

Really neat method of learning fretboard, Chris...best I've seen...

MSbluesmanMSbluesman replied on August 1st, 2012

this is the best method i have ever seen for learning the notes on the neck keep up the good work.

melodiusthunkmelodiusthunk replied on August 6th, 2011

Chris, this is a very useful series, but for some reason, I can't seem to view any of the supplemental materials; (everything comes up as a blank screen, and printing to PDF gives the same result). I wonder if anyone else has reported this trouble?

grburgessgrburgess replied on April 24th, 2015

When that happens, I usually reload the page, and I've had good luck with that.

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on August 7th, 2011

hmmm, what browser/OS are you using?

melodiusthunkmelodiusthunk replied on August 10th, 2011

Hi Chris: Have tried both Firefox and IE, running Win7 64 bit Pro. Scott

jam_play_guitarjam_play_guitar replied on August 7th, 2011

Just wanted to add...moving backwards from 1st and second string really helps you brain make the connection ...good lesson

jam_play_guitarjam_play_guitar replied on August 7th, 2011

Chris....the working around in fifths is a nice touch...well help the student see the circle of fifths on the guitar...nice to get away from theory and on the guitar...going to work on it right now!

Chris.LiepeChris.Liepe replied on August 4th, 2011

do you have a question I can see if I can answer?

JellyrollJellyroll replied on August 3rd, 2011

You lost me after the first session? I may be slow but I just can't follow you. I am, however, continuing trying to memorize the notes on all strings. dc

6 Week Note Memorization Program

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Chris will guide you through this 6 week guitar note memorization program dedicated to help commit them to memory.



Lesson 1

Week 1: 6th String Octave Relationships

Welcome to week 1 of this 6 week program! This lesson covers all of the 6th string octave relationships found across the fretboard.

Length: 14:57 Difficulty: 2.0 FREE
Lesson 2

Week 2: 5th String Octave Relationships

Chris demonstrates the same note memorization technique used in the week 1 lesson. This time around, octave relationships are based on the 5th string.

Length: 8:37 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 3

Week 3: 5th Interval Note Relationships

In week 3 of this 6 week program, Chris demonstrates how the 5th interval can be used to determine the location of various notes on the fretboard.

Length: 8:36 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

Week 4: 1st and 2nd string Octave Relationships

Chris moves the octave relationship to the 1st and 2nd strings, which will cause you to think backwards to find the correct note.

Length: 8:23 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Week 5: 5th Interval-Strings 1, 2, and 3

Welcome to lesson 5 in this 6 week series! Chris demonstrates the same 5th interval technique used in lesson 3. This time he applies it to strings 1, 2, and 3.

Length: 4:54 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

Week 6: Single Note Practice Drill

Welcome to the final week in this 6 week series! Chris demonstrates a great practice tool to apply everything you have learned in this series.

Length: 4:44 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only

About Chris Liepe View Full Biography Chris Liepe was born on September 17th, 1981 in Portland OR. His first instrument was piano which he pursued until discovering his love for the electric guitar in high school. He became fans of such groups as Soundgarden, Collective Soul and U2 inspiring him to start singing, songwriting and helping others in their musical endeavors with teaching, co-writing and album production.

Having moved to Colorado with his family, he began gigging, recording and teaching in a number of music stores as well as out of his apartment until deciding to pursue music full time. He moved to Denver, CO to complete a Bachelors in Music Technology and was then hired on by Sweetwater Productions, a division of Sweetwater Sound and one of the largest, most successful recording studios in the Midwest.

Chris spent nearly 4 years at Sweetwater as a producer, recording engineer, studio musician and writer. During this time he had the privilege of working with many artists including Augustana, Landon Pigg, Jars of Clay, and Mercy Me. He also wrote for and played on numerous independent albums and hundreds of radio/TV commercials.

Wanting to get back to his favorite State in the world (Colorado) and feeling the urge to 'go freelance', Chris moved to Greeley, CO and opened his own recording and teaching studio. He continues to write and produce music for artists and agencies and is happy to be among the proud JamPlay.com instructors.

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