Alright so I have been learning the guitar for like 2 years now, and I know enough to play around and lead a few simple things, but I’m not a virtuoso by any means. Well today I picked up the book "Fretboard Roadmaps" by Hal Leonard, and I have to say that I have learned more today than I have in the past 2 years. Instead of working to teach me notes it is teaching patterns. I mean the notes are part of it, but once you learn the pattern you can shift from key to key and simply follow the same pattern. It has been a real eye opener. It was so much fun that I must have played for like 3 hours today–mostly barre chords–and my thumb is killing me. I don’t think this would have been the best book to pick up first, but I wish I would have found it a year ago!