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Anyone who has done some searching on the internet for online resources for learning to play the guitar has probably come across Fret2Fret through their advertising. Much of the advertising for this program is very hyped with guarantees such as mastering the techniques and improve your guitar playing in less than half an hour. Some people may be put off by this type of advertising as you have to look past the hype, the many testimonials and sales pitches before getting to the content of Fret2Fret and what it has to offer the beginner guitar player.
Fret2Fret was created by guitarist Mike Slaiter and offers the beginner guitarist an alternative to the structured guitar lessons that are offered by many other learn to play guitar programs. The Fret2Fret program is not an actual guitar course that moves you step by step through learning and playing, rather Fret2Fret is a collection of memory techniques that once learnt help you remember the location of notes and patterns on the guitar or bass Fretboard. Learning these techniques can be useful for beginners but should not be the only technique or material used when learning to play the guitar or bass.
Apart from the collection of memory techniques for guitar and bass guitar, Fret2Fret also includes several other extras, many of which are available for free over the internet. The first of these extras is the Fretboard Warrior which is a game for use by the guitar player to memorise notes on the fret board. The next extra is a very basic tuning software called TuMeDrum which also includes a metronome and drum loop. This extra is not really worth using as the metronome has only a few settings, the drum rhythms are boring and the whole interface with this software is uninspiring.
One of the more interesting extras is the Guitar Tablature that Fret2Fret gives you access to. After a little investigation of this extra and the content it looks like some of this material may be provided in violation of copyright regulations. The last of the extra features that Fret2Fret gives you access to is Guitar Tablature files for Guitar Pro 3. It should be noted that this extra only works if you already own the Guitar Pro software, for those who don’t have this software this extra is a complete waste of time.
Fret2Fret offers the beginner guitarist a different learning tool as an alternative to the standard learn and play courses used by many other companies. While these memory techniques can be useful you are better off spending your hard earned cash on other much better guitar courses.
For more information visit the Fret2Fret website www.fret2fret.com