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Fret2Fret Review(Fret to Fret)


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Fret2Fret(Fret to Fret)

The Fret2Fret system is a method to learn the guitar or bass guitar's fretboard as quick as possible. It uses interesting but hardly original memory techniques to give guitarists a better understanding of how to navigate the fretboard.

Fret2Fret was created by Mike Slaiter, who is according to Fret2Fret.com is an “advanced guitar instructor” and “celebrated inventor”. (We still don’t know what else he’s invented but if you try it out, we recommend you wear a helmet)

If you’ve been looking on the internet for online guitar lessons, it’s quite possible that you’ve seen online advertisements that loudly proclaim that you too can “Master the Fretboard in less than a half-hour - Guaranteed!”. Chances are those ads are by Fret2Fret.com (or a website of similar nature). In this Fret2Fret Review we’ll look past the hype, sales pitches, and promises and take a closer look at what Fret2Fret really has to offer those who want to learn guitar.

The Fret2Fret Course Includes:

Main components of Fret2Fret:
1.A Guitar and Bass version of the Flash-based tutorial module.
2.Fretboard Warrior (A free, 3rd party application that can be a useful tool for memorizing the fretboard.)
3.EasyChord (Another 3rd party app)
4.Collection of Guitar Tabs - Probably the most valuable component of this package. (though undoubtedly infringing copyright law)

So what is Fret2Fret and how does it work? Firstly, realize that Fret2Fret is NOT a guitar course. Fret2Fret is actually just a collection of memory techniques that help you memorize the location of notes and patterns on a guitar or bass guitar’s fretboard. These memory techniques, while hardly original, can be helpful to guitar newbies. Should you pay for them? Er… probably not.

Fret2Fret also comes with several “bonuses” (most of which are available for free on the internet)

FretBoard Warrior - A free 3rd party game for memorizing notes on the fretboard.

TuMeDrum – A piece of software that tries to be a tuner, metronome, and drum loop player. There’s a reason why this is freeware. The metronome has only 3 presets, the drum loops are cheesy, and the interface is ridiculously unintuitive.

Guitar Tablature – This is one of the more intriguing bonuses that Fret2Fret “provides”. However, distribution of this collection of .txt tab files is most likely in violation of copyright law. (Read illegal)

Guitar Tablature files for Guitar Pro 3 - This bonus is completely useless unless you already own the Guitar Pro software found at GuitarPro.com (The current version is Guitar Pro 5).


If you buy this system, you will unfortunately won't be able to count on any support or further assistance of any kind. The course is so basic that it's not likely you'll need it however...

Suitable For:

Most levels: n/a

Ease of Use

It would have been nice if Guitar Hotshot had allowed their paying customers the option to download all the instructional videos to their computer so they can view them at their leisure. Amazingly, you'll have to pay another $19.95 for that privilege.

Risk: Ordering Security + Guarantee:

The only payment option that Fret2Fret accepts is PayPal. With all the customer complaints that have been filed against Fret2Fret and Mike Slaither, we’re surprised that Fret2Fret’s PayPal account is still active.

Fret2Fret advertises an unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee on its site. However, we’ve seen numerous reports of no response at all from Mr. Slaiter to these refund requests. If you are unlucky enough to have purchased this course, we are pretty confident in saying that your refund request won’t be honored. Sorry about that.

Price: $28.99


While this course is NOT your ticket to learning the guitar, it does contain some helpful advice. Having said that, it is way overpriced. If you want a solid downloadable guitar course, we suggest you take a good look at our review of Jamorama if you are really serious about becoming a pro guitarist.

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