learn all tHe notes on tHe neck
It’s worth learning the note names of every fret on every string. This will help you with all aspects of musicianship from sight-reading to the application of harmony. Many players learn the notes up the sixth and fifth strings to help play riffs and chords but the fourth, third and second strings tend to be a touch hazy. Try learning the notes across a fret as opposed to up and down one string – ie the 5th fret will have the notes A, D, G, C, E and A from low to high. Test yourself when you are away from the instrument by thinking of any random fret number and then reciting the note names that occur on it. It’s a great way to improve your knowledge.