Fretboard Intensive Training

Fretboard Intensive Training DVD

5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)



  1. Introduction
  2. Guitar Setup
  3. Placement and Angles
  4. String Dampening
  5. Isometrics
  6. Motion Efficiency
  7. Speed Picking
  8. Note Recognition
  9. The Major Scale
  10. Modes
  11. Modal Octave Linking
  12. Three Notes Per String
  13. Scale Pattern Numonics
  14. Shifting
  15. Twelve Key Study
  16. Rolling Exercises
  17. Sequencing
  18. Vertical Rolling Shifts
  19. Zigzag Rolling Shifts
  20. Diagonal Rolling Shifts
  21. Diagonal Rolling Shifts 2
  22. Four Notes Per String
  23. “One Day” (Proto Cosmos changes)


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Product Description

Over the years of teaching I’ve found that many students struggle with visualizing scale patterns. In this two and a half hour dual layer DVD I cover exercises that I have developed that will help you to see the entire scale matrix in your minds eye or as you look at the fretboard. This will enable you to create patterns that you might not normally play and traverse the fretboard in any direction with virtually no boundaries. If you learn a new pattern you will be able to see the diatonic development superimposed on the scale matrix. This is useful not only in improvisation but composition as well. I also cover common yet essential tools every guitarist should use such as string dampening, motion efficiency, and proper angles for achieving a greater reach. In addition to this I will show you exercises that will help you develop finger independence, speed, accuracy, and endurance. This is a must have for any serious guitarist no matter what style of playing. Over 100 examples and 78 fretboard diagrams are provided as well as backing tracks to help you achieve fretboard domination and get FIT on guitar! Click here to watch a video clip.

All examples are transcribed in tab and standard notation. These will be included on the DVD in the Guitar Pro, Power Tab, and PDF formats. Once your order is placed you will be directed to a link for the download version. You can use this while you wait for your DVDs to arrive! Orders in the USA take 3 to 5 business days. Outside the USA takes 7 to 10 business days or longer depending on location.

Additional Information

Weight 5 oz

7 reviews for Fretboard Intensive Training DVD

    5 out of 5


    I wish I would have had access to this when I was a younger player , full of great ideas and insites to creating awareness of the guitar

    5 out of 5


    As a self taught guitarist The FIT from Derryl Gabel walk with me step by step break through to the fretboard knowledge skills. It’s a truly bible to understand for me. Highly Recomened.

    5 out of 5


    Derryl has just been creating these amazing Dvds one after the other. This one was specially awesome because it took you slowly through many concepts and actually showed how to apply those ideas instead of just using them to “show off”. This is a definite buy for people interested in getting to know the style. Extremely recommended

    5 out of 5


    I found some Derryl’s DVD’s like Cool Legato and Pentatonic Passages about three years ago on line. . I was an intermediate player but when I started getting into those DVD’s, they were way over my head. When he came out with this “FIT” DVD, it was perfect for me! I am still working on a lot of the exercises in it, but it is really a perfect “first” DVD to get from Derryl. The 12-Key study in particular has really helped me with visualizing the fretboard, which has been a big challenge for me. Much better than mindless exercises that are all over the Web, FIT is useful and a lot of fun. Highly recommend this for almost anyone.

    5 out of 5


    Whenever someone asks me which Dvd they should get first of Derryls i always say this one. A lot of Derryls stuff is very advanced, this DVD prepares you for the advanced stuff and gives you a foundation of visualization for the fretboard that makes everything else more useful because youll understand the context of his concepts. Theres plenty of good stuff for intermediate and advanced players too. I loved the rolling shifts and put them to use immediately!

    5 out of 5


    this dvd/program should be industry standard for lead playing

    5 out of 5


    I am a relative beginner in Jazz music and I have found Derryl’s FIT DVD to be a fabulous overview of the Fretboard and a fun way of learning every note on it, in every key all seven modes in every position! The if that isn’t enough, he shows you how to link them up so you can comfortably move around. I highly recommend this DVD to expand your horizons whether you are new to the fret board or you think you know it… this will help you Master it~! Thanks Derryl!

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