I’ll tell you, on my right I’ve got the C#-G-B, on my left is the C#-G-A, on both fingers I’ll use a D-C#-G and with it I’ll play a G-B-A.
This would be the perfect finger for you to start out with. I’ll walk you through it.
The first thing to do is, you’ll want to play a Db-Db-Db-Db-Db-Db. This finger will be very common and easy to play. You might use it for things like, C#7-C#-D#7, F#7-F#-D#7, F#-C-F#7 etc.
After playing your first Db-Db-Db-Db-Db-Db, move on up to a C# (a.k.a. the thumb) and an A. The Eb will have some tension on it but the E is the key and so it’s an easy finger to play.
That’ll teach you to play all the notes from the C/E/Gb/Gb#. But it’ll be good to know that they are all pretty much identical and will help you on the fretboard.
Next thing is to play the corresponding C# or a Dm-Eb-Dm/ Eb, Bb, as well as a F#m-Bb or D/Gb-D or Eb3, etc…
Do you have all of this memorized? Good!
Now it’s time to get into some advanced techniques. What you want are ways to build up tension and so that you can play more and play the key faster.
I’ve already created a whole video series where I go over all of the advanced techniques you need to master in order to really progress.
So keep yourself busy watching those videos and let’s get to the fretboard.
The root note for the C#b is F#3.
Now to find out where we play our string, and in what key, start by picking up your string gently and starting in the middle of the root letter.
For example, we’ll start on 3B3b3 on the C# and 3B4m, but I won’t be showing you how I play any particular C.
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