The 12th Fret
Memorizing the name of the notes on the entire fretboard
can be a daunting task. A standard guitar has 21 or
more frets. That’s 126 or more frets to memorize…
or is it?
Realize that the 12th fret is the same note as
the open string. This is called an octave. An octave
is the same note at a higher or lower pitch. The 12th
fret is always the same note as the string played
open. The 12th fret is usually marked by two dot inlays.