Learning To Master the Fretboard
This chapter describes the ways in which Virtualoso Guitar teaches and tests you on the multiple locations that notes can be played at on the guitar. This solidifies your knowledge of the fretboard by querying you for the different frets that a single notational note could be played at up the entire length of the fretboard.
Learning the notes on the guitar is done with the "Learn Notes" mode. After you know the general location of all of the notes on the fretboard, you should use this mode "Play Tunes Anywhere" mode, to facilitate playing a given note anywhere possible on the fretboard. You may use any key signature with this testing.
You use the Position menu in order to determine how many positions you are going to be tested at. Start with "Two Positions Low" in order to test on notes that can be found at two different positions on the guitar, namely the lowest pitched, closest to open position notes. Work your way up to "Two Positions High" where you will learn the notes high in pitch and very high up in position. By selecting "Accidentals...Order" of "Use Key Signature...Ascending Order", you will be tested on ascending scale runs with implied accidentals from the key signature. You can also select "Random Order" so that the notes do not appear in a simple ascending scale order. "Chromatic in Key...Random Order" is your final goal, here you will be tested with implied accidentals from the key signature as well as accidentals that are not in the key signature, with the notes appearing in completely random order.
Select the "Progress Report..." menu item under the "File" menu to review your progress.