Thursday, June 7, 2007

Hello fret2fret....Listen To This!

Well over a year ago we tried one of the Google ad links which were attached to our pages for a while. It was an ad preaching that you could play like Jimi Hendrix in 45 minutes if you bought this course.

We tried getting touch with the site offering this amazing learning tool. We wanted to ask for our own version (at that time for BluePower) so that we could review the course and give it a yea or nay. Several of us here play the guitar and thought perhaps we could learn something. We also hoped the product would be an excellent teaching tool.

We tried to find someone to whom we could write a letter. To no avail.

So we wrote the article below. Beyond that you will find over 100 responses from various people around the globe who found the truth. We did not publish those who offered to give the product away for free (I hope).
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Hello fret2fret.com....Are You There?

From: BluePower.com
By: John Rhys

Since posting the new BluePower, I have had the exemplary pleasure of watching Google ads roll by as I checked the site day by day. The first time I saw what those tiny ads had attributed to our bank account, I decided to check the ads myself just to add the extra penny (we need all the cash we can find) per click through.

I enjoy doing this as it is quite new to me. It's not a lot by any means, just pennies, but it's verification that the net can pay if you work it. And I love to work it.

Tonight, whilst adding 5 cents (clicking five ads) to my bank account, I discovered something that intrigued me. An ad professing to give incredible guitar skills in just 45 minutes. I thought it would be interesting to see if the method really works and looked for a place to email the gentleman owning these remarkable teaching skills. Alas....there was no way of reaching this man, company....whatever. You could however; go directly to PayPal to purchase the product when you clicked what you thought was the email link.

Now you have to understand, I am suspicious by nature as I have been in the music business most of my life. All I wanted to do was ask the gentleman to let me review the technique and rate it.

If anyone knows the gentleman running this site, please have him write to blupwr@sbcglobal.net. I would love to improve my guitar skills and I'm sure a lot of our viewers would as well.

This is simply an invitation to see if what he claims really works as I have great pride in what ads float around on our site. I wouldn't like them to be misleading for our viewers sake.

Perhaps the site is new and has a few bugs. This is not a challenge but a test to see if those claims are true. It would be wonderful if they were.

Shall we see?

112 Comments:

Tobb said...

hey. i came over the site yesterday and i sent him a mail on mike@fret2fret.com with several questions. i got a reply less than 24 hours after, but i'm still not sure if i dare waste my money on this... looking for a bit more info too...

his reply:

The concept is based on a very clever memory technique which lends itself
incredibly well to the fretboard. There is a very special sequence of notes
which is found everywhere on the guitar. You are taught this sequence and when
to use it. It is very clever, very quick and due to it's very nature, almost
impossible to forget. The software is presented in a type of interface and is
viewed on your PC. It can also be printed out. You are able to download the
system as soon as you have paid for it and you are sent a CD containing a hard
copy of the system and the 115,000 guitar tabs which are text based. There are
also 28,000 guitar pro tabs on the disk.
Hope this answers your questions.

8/05/2005 05:36:00 AM
Lalo said...

I also sent an email to Mike and never got a reply.

As you and the other blogger, I would also like to see some sample of his methos before I buy, and if he does, he has a sale.

8/09/2005 08:02:00 AM
The Management said...

It's bogus or he would do more than rant and rave for 3 pages without giving a single example of the process. Buyer beware. Until I find an unbiased review, I'm not touching his product with a ten foot pole.

8/09/2005 07:04:00 PM
skaskaska said...

heres the "secret"....the notes on a guitar follow a patern. A, D, G, C, F, A#, D#, G#, C#, F#, B, E, and back to A. This pattern goes vertically down the fret board. Make up a story to memorize it. Just Remember that at the 5th string you need to take the note before what the pattern would suggest. ie. a D, instead of a D#. There you have it.

8/10/2005 09:05:00 AM
Steve said...

Hey all, I thought I would go out on a limb here, since PayPal does protect the buyer, I thought I would go ahead and try this out. However, an hour after I have paid and I have received NOTHING! The only thing I got was an email from PayPal saying I paid. STAY AWAY, STAY AWAY, STAY AWAY! He's after the money and that's it. Obviously the info is SO TOP SECRET....it DOESN'T exist!

8/15/2005 01:43:00 PM
Kenneth Idding said...

See also the uncyclopedia article on fret2fret: http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Fret2fret
And this discussion: http://4-ch.net/music/kareha.pl/1119526037/

8/20/2005 02:48:00 PM
Sound Advice said...

Hi Guys: Well, I "fell for" the tempting ad and paid the $27.99 and (as one of the earlier comments states) it really is simple. It's almost TOO simple. But like lots of powerful things (like learning to type) it sounds simple (Just put your fingers on the keyboard and think the letter onto the screen) learning and using are two different processes. Any tool sitting in a draw will not be useful - it's potential lies in the form and function of the tool and the skill of the user. Fret2Fret...worth it? ($35CAD - Canadian dollars for me) - Yes.
But, then again, I can type at over 80 wpm, and when someone told me (After years of hunting and pecking) that is was worth the $48 for a Typing Program. My first thoughts were the same as some of the other commentors - "I'm not gonna risk that kind of money" Now, when it comes to learning intuitive skills (like typing or playing the guitar), I invest - not in the software - but in my own ability to learn.
Thanks to Fret2Fret - and some time and some serious practice, I expect to be buzzing along the fretboard, just as I buzz around the keyboard typing this comment. Cole in Canada.

8/21/2005 01:21:00 AM
Kenneth Idding said...

It is just a mnemonic to learn the sequence ADGCFA#D#G#C#F#BEA plus a tiny little bit of information. If someone would teach you the mnemonic Elephants And Donkeys Grow Big Ears for the strings of the guitar, would you pay for that as well? Would you recommend buying it, if the person who taught you the mnemonic would promise people gold mountains? Or are you Mike Slaiter himself on holiday in Canada?? ;-)

8/21/2005 09:23:00 AM
Fender-Fanboy DK said...

Hi there.. came across this a few days ago, and at first, I was pretty sure that it was fake !.. So I did a little research to see what it was all about..

Apparently if you look on the ebay ads for it,the pictures in the ad are hosted on the same server as the actual program, so all you have to do is get the server name from the picture by looking at the source, then look at the server in your browser.

So why Don't you check it out yourself free of charge !!!

check out this link, and just chose the fret2fret.exe in the bottom of the page and then click 'browser download'..

http://www6.streamload.com/Nodes/Node.asp?cxInstID=25259315&nodeID=224841

And Voila !..Nice and Free.. and it's actually working !, but of course it's not worht the $28, but it's a good start...

I hope this helped u All !

8/27/2005 03:29:00 PM
RockN2TheBlues said...

Thanks, I went and got it for free. I read the story, went up and down the fret board a few times and now I know what notes I am playing. It works! The story is so wacky it has to work and I find myself laughing as I realize what note I am on.

However, it certainly does not give you the ability to play. You still have to know your scales and put in lots of practice. But even knowing scales, I have found myself getting lost on the fretboard many times. Especially when trying to move around too much. This tool will help to find the right note to start on wherever I am at on the fretboard.

So, his advertisement is very missleading in that he says you will be able to play any song you want and be able to know that you are playing the right notes. Knowing what notes you are playing does not make them right.

So I think it's a bit of a rip off if you pay the $30 for it. Then on the other hand I guess you have to look at it like you are buying the free guitar tab that he sends to you. Assuming he sends it and it is worth anything. I've seen a lot of bad guitar tab before.

Hope this helps someone.

8/29/2005 11:45:00 AM
darth30 said...

I downloaded the free one that someone graciously posted the url to, and boy am I glad I did. This thing is hardly worth the time it takes to download. Ok, the memorization technique is somewhat intriguing, but anyone can come up with their own little song and dance to do that. However, the ADGCF sequence goes all to pot across the fret board when you hit the B string due to the half-step down for tuning. While he admits this in the app, he gives you a way to correct the issue, but it still doesn't work out up and down the fret board. Don't waste your money on 5 flash driven screens and get the freebie.

9/08/2005 10:32:00 AM
Monte Self said...

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9/11/2005 11:21:00 PM
Monte Self said...

Hummm.. I'll go and check it out myself and see if I can get it free to...
also if anyone want to check out my FREE lessons on My site about learning the fretboard here's the link...
http://free.hostdepartment.com//m/mself61/
I'm not promising you'll learn in one hour (I know of no man who has leaned to play a song "like a pro" all the way through in "one hour") but I do beleive my system is pretty good. I should be using it more myself...lol PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE !!!! "we'll not learn anything by looking for shortcuts" Monte Self

9/11/2005 11:23:00 PM
Zippy said...

Hello. I've just done an HND in guitar where I was lucky enough to be taught by some of the worlds top professionals, improvising was a major part of the course. I got the free version from link kindly posted and I'm not sure if you can price this. On it's own it's utterly useless. However the principle and memory technique is useful as it employs various parts of your brain making it a stronger part of your conscience. When soloing a key thing is using scales that posses the same notes as the chords you're playing (obviously you can step outside but it's a good idea to resolve on a strong note that defines the character of the chord you're playing over) having an intimate knowledge of where each note lies and what lies around it will help for A) Letting you know straight away where scale start and end points are, and B) where you're going when you step outside that scale pattern and what scale you could then be playing into. This is quite a sterile way of playing though, truly great improvisers, the likes of Van Halen, Jeff Beck and some of the guys Mike lists improvise by ear and feel not just by theory knowledge alone. Their awesome perception of pitch, melody and most importantly TIMING lets them move effortlessly from one note to the next. They can hear that, when on any given note, what a note a tone away from that will sound like etc etc, this comes from experience and listening to records and learning licks from other guys, jamming, I think it's a process of building and experimenting then a touch of creativity to create something new. Some people, for a bunch of reasons, are better than others at this. So, if you want a lazy way to be "a pro" then no, there's obviously a shitload more to it, but if you're a competent player, know some scales etc and want to feel more confident about the fretboard I reckon it's worth learnin for free.

9/20/2005 03:37:00 PM
chuckleheadmaster said...

oh dear, glad i didnt pay any money for this! the method for memorising the fret board is at best rather obvious and certainly does not deliver what it says in the advert (after 30 mins of reading a few flash screens im yet to turn into jimi hendrix). I found it much easier just to rember where Es and Fs are as well as all the tuning notes on the 5th fret. from here you can find all the B's and C's are (there just under or above the e's and f's) and from there quickly find the rest. fancy charging £30 for a poorley wriiten, silly little story. feel kinda ripped getting it for free!

10/05/2005 11:00:00 AM

Went to that site to see if I could get it and I only see the Mac hqx files. No exe.

10/06/2005 11:11:00 AM
Want 2 learn guitar said...

This is for Fender-Fanboy DK. Can you do that trick for any downloadable guitar lesson on e-bay? I'm amazed at how you did that!

Thanks
Chris

10/07/2005 07:34:00 AM
myrtle said...

jep, tristram, there was only hgx not exe :/

10/08/2005 06:46:00 AM
myrtle said...

oops. I meant hqx :P

10/08/2005 06:48:00 AM
LeGeNdArY said...

I think maybe you guys are forgetting one MAJOR IMPORTANT THING HERE... YOU CAN GET EVERY SINGLE PENNY BACK!!!

I bought it, even though I was skeptical at first "sound like steve vai in less than 60 minutes"... that did sound a little suspicious... but you see the PayPal logo and you know that you're in good hands.

Folks the guy was straight up honest, though slightly misleading, he told you what you were buying: "the ability to memorize the entire fretboard"... and with the use of common sense (sorry I have no files for you to download for common sense... you have to put effort into that on your own) I picked through the propaganda and found what I was being sold.

I figured, worst case scenario: I buy it and get ripped off... I'd just go to PayPal and tell someone I got ripped off and I get my money back... another bad scenario: I buy it and I'm not satisfied... I'm not playing like Steve Vai after one hour... I can get my money back from Mike Slaiter, and still keep the 115,000 tabs CD for free...

Here's the actual scenario that happened... I bought it... dinked around with it... learned how to slowly find my way around the frets using a stupid story about danny devito... and i'm gradually becoming very satisfied with my $30 spent...

So stop slandering, guys... He was trying to help... though I will admit he sort of tricks the reader... he was honest. And for that I'm not going to defame his name.

10/10/2005 12:40:00 AM
eric126 said...

MISSLEADING is a very friendly description.
After all the memory technique is quite ok it is really hard to forget,
none the less you can´t claim that this makes you fell like clapton
(i was just astrummer now i feel like clapton-after one hour you pick your guitar and can´t stop playing-one hour you play along any song like a pro-you will know the secret that pros like angus young etc. know)-i doubt this particuarly
The idea is quite clever as this guy trying to help himself make money.
Somebody here has described the GREAT secret in two sentences an that´s it.
And a tab cd-unless they are very good-ain´t worth much more than a blank cd.I can sell everyone a 200000 tabs cd for ten buck,though im not clever enough to do this

10/10/2005 12:16:00 PM
hunky said...

Well, I bought it for my students. I was a bit surprised at how easy it will be when we apply it but mostly, the cd with the 115,000 tabs came about two days after I purchased the system. I had to unzip it, np. I am amazed at how many tabs there are. IT'S GREAT. I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH SPENDING THE MONEY ON IT. I have instant access to any song I can think of. My students are pretty enthusiastic about it. I like it because I don't have to go online or buy any books to get instant access to music. yup.

10/12/2005 03:36:00 PM
bhushan said...

i downloaded the file...but what is the type...i am not being able to open it...its a zip file...then its just a file named "guitar"...thats it..
how shud i open it..
thanks
Bhushan

10/16/2005 02:23:00 AM
Someone said...

Kinda strange how every time there's someone trying to tell us it's crap and misleading and a complete rip off, there's another "person" trying to convince everyone it's not all that bad?
Makes me kinda suspicious, i'd think there's just some guy who made a little flash program about a way to memorize your guitar who is desperately surfing on the web for anything containing "fret2fret" and trying to undo the damage.

But maybe i'm just paranoid,

10/27/2005 10:02:00 AM
Prady said...

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10/29/2005 08:28:00 AM
Prady said...

To everyone, who did manage to download a copy of F2F, as described by FENDER-FANBOY, the exe is not there anymore. so if it's not too big a file cud u plz mail to pradthip@yahoo.com . thx in advance.

10/29/2005 08:46:00 AM
ipldthefif said...

To everyone, who did manage to download a copy of F2F, as described by FENDER-FANBOY, the exe is not there anymore. so if it's not too big a file cud u plz mail to ipldthefif@yahoo.com . thx in advance.

10/30/2005 08:51:00 PM
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10/30/2005 08:52:00 PM
urworstnightmare said...

hey has anyone ordered this and actually recieved the product because i have just ordered it and was wondering how to get to the software.
any help would be appreciated by mailing me at mccreath@bigpond.net.au

11/06/2005 02:00:00 AM
can'tsleep said...

Hi there
I’ve just spent 2 hours (while I should be sleeping) trying to find out what this magical program is all about. I hope someone will be so kind to send it to my e-mail address so that I can finally rest in peace.
My e-mail is: runehjelmernielsen@jubii.dk
I really hope someone will help me out here
Rune

11/08/2005 04:11:00 PM
darshan said...

if anyone can obllige me also... mywurdz@hotmail.com
ta

11/12/2005 05:05:00 AM
joakin said...

i also like to see this so famous software so if anyone can send it to me please do.
my email adress is dream_theater_jb@hotmail.com

11/13/2005 11:08:00 AM
jerrock said...

I bought the damn thing and was never redirected to the site. Never got the download. Is it not Mac compatible?

11/14/2005 04:07:00 AM
Alpha said...

I just purchased the software, but it didn't give me any downloads, didn't redirect me to a site. nothing.Would appreciate any feedback. My e-mail is Gilzwolfden@cox.net.Thanx

11/14/2005 11:04:00 AM
Mrriccio said...

I'm with the last comment...spent the money, and don't know where to go. Wish I would have read the comments first. Have my fingers crossed. Any info will be appreciated.

11/18/2005 07:11:00 PM
WestEndRiot said...

i wouldnt mind seeing what all the fuss is about so if anyone would sent it to me, itd b greatly appereciated.

cheers, my email is fernanj6@hotmail.com

11/19/2005 08:07:00 PM
Tom said...

To anyone who did manage to download a copy of F2F, as described by FENDER-FANBOY, the exe is not there anymore. cud u plz mail to mrcraftsman_54981@yahoo.com thx in advance

11/21/2005 09:52:00 PM
jerm said...

If anyone has the exe I would reallt apreciate it if he would sen it to me
loockxjeremy@hotmail.com

11/23/2005 11:34:00 AM
Sephiroth525 said...

Yea, I wouldn't mind seeing what this great software is like, I've been to this guys site and it does look like a scam. Then again paypal is secure so maybe not. I wouldn't mind testing it out for myself and if it's good I'll pay for it and get the gp4 tabs as well. Thanks, if you could please e-mail me at Sephiroth525@hotmail.com

11/24/2005 12:42:00 PM
rock_2_thrash said...

This guy "is" offering his files for free.Tunnel his site you might be lucky!!!

11/24/2005 11:56:00 PM
PassItOnM8 said...

http://fret2fret.com/guitar

OR

http://fret2fret.com/bass

are the links to the downloads (It's the .exe's if you didn't know). This guy really needs some security. Enjoy!

11/25/2005 08:54:00 PM
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11/25/2005 11:10:00 PM
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11/28/2005 05:55:00 PM
Rach said...

HI I'm learning to play, but I just can't get my fingers round the F and Bm chords, anyone have any suggestions? ;-)

11/29/2005 11:56:00 AM
Dalreidal said...

Hi, sorry if this is a pain but i would, after reading all your comments like to download and try the program to see if it actually does do anything. Could you please e-mail it to Victoria_the_angel17@hotmail.com

12/02/2005 10:32:00 PM
Rex said...

If anyone needs the software - e-mail me- rex_x_project@yahoo.com - i can send you the guitar or bass copy. I'm checking it out now... hope I'm playing like steve vai or right now I'm in a band playing bass, so maybe like steve harris!!!

12/04/2005 08:45:00 AM
ThryceDaly said...

Yeah, this is for real. I ordered it. Got the promised cd in the mail within a reasonable amount of time. Looked at it tonight for the first time. It seems sound enough to me (no pun intended).

If you're just learning to play, then, no -- it probably *won't* have you playing blazing solos in an hour, though it certainly wouldn't hurt to start your guitar-playing career by learning the proper fretboard.

If you already have some sense of what you're doing, I expect it could be a useful tool, especially if you have a good ear and/or some prior knowledge of scale patterns. (And assuming, of course, that you put in the practice time.)

I find it troublesome that some folks seem so eager to trash the guy for asking money for what he's offered. Either buy it or don't. Nobody's twisting your arm.

If you don't like what you got, then *do the honorable thing* -- send it back, get your refund, and go blow your 28 bucks on something else. Don't sit there feeling smug and ripping *him* off by giving away his product for free. The man has every right to put a price on what he knows, whether anybody else agrees with it or not.

12/06/2005 11:31:00 PM
SniperC4 said...

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12/16/2005 11:49:00 PM
Destroid said...

I have uploaded the .exe of this flash file. Try putting either:
http://members.freewebs.com/MembersB/documentManager.jsp?token=a7708e4c006e033c108905ff0c0#

or http://members.freewebs.com/MembersB/documentManager.jsp?token=a7708e4c006e033c108905ff0c0

into your address bar.

Good luck.

1/03/2006 05:04:00 AM
Chaos25 said...

Can somebody send me this Fret2fret file? I'll send whoever helps me my own method. E-mail: chaos25be@yahoo.com

1/04/2006 04:42:00 AM
zak said...

I would also like a copy to review if someone could lplease email it to me...at Unclerickz@aol.com Im trying to teach my 7 year old and thought this may be a good start..Ive tried the links provided with no luck loading those sites..

Thanks

Rick

1/04/2006 05:29:00 AM
nutsoratso said...

hey, somebody send me a copy of fret2fret, please.

nutsomatzo@yahoo.com

thanks.

1/05/2006 09:58:00 PM
Eugene said...

Hi there.
I'm from Lithuania trying to get some skills in playing guitar. I was going to buy fret2fret when I found this page...So is there anyone Who could send me this software? I would be very greatful..

1/09/2006 06:04:00 AM
mikaDOOH said...

buzzing through all sorts of guitar stuff on the web tonite i came across this weird fret2fret thingy and consequently (well, if you're the suspicious type ;)) couldn't help to enter into this discussion here!

and what can i say - i was probably quite lucky to find here a possibility to check out on it. at first almost feeling a bit like flying the jolly roger after entering this ominous little flash tool "all for free" i can only agree to what has widely been stated here before: it can be useful, but is definately not the stunningly fast way to fame the author ballyhoos in his ads. though a clever businessman, he's on the other hand not even smart enough to secure his files from easily being raided - but perhaps he doesn't really care?!

lucky us - everyone IS at least intrigued by the idea of it, and wants to find out ;) well, and if his sappy little story helps to remember what's going on on all those frets who cares he wouldn't be awarded with the pulitzer prize?

but in any case it's not worth some 28 $.
i'm actually more interested in the tabs ;)
as for this, are they (at least) worthwhile, or can someone recommend other compilations of that kind?
thanx for info, please mail to
komani[at]gmx.net

1/09/2006 08:30:00 PM
mikaDOOH said...

@ hi nutsoratso:
i sent you the fret2fret guitar file!

@ eugene: please leave an email-addy, then i send you the file, too! mikaDOOH

1/09/2006 09:41:00 PM
Eugene said...

...and I hoped I could become a master in playing a guitar,so
my dreams are undone =)
a little bit disappointing..
my mail: eugs@yandex.ru
anyway, thanks a lot =)

1/10/2006 02:11:00 AM
mikaDOOH said...

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1/10/2006 10:57:00 AM
mikaDOOH said...

@ Hi Zak, Hi Chaos25,
you were sent the file, too!
please let me know when you received it, cheers!
mikaDOOH

1/10/2006 11:02:00 AM
mikaDOOH said...

after a couple of requests to send this little fret-devil i now post the download link here again - so please go ahead and get it from there if possible to save me traffic ;-))

take the "exe"-files!

for guitar: http://fret2fret.com/guitar

for bass: fret2fret.com/bass

1/10/2006 04:49:00 PM
TheRockstar said...

Hi all!!!

Yeah, I found myself struggling for two days to get this freakin' thing!! Then I finnally found you guys!! I know people have been bugging you for this file, but could some1 please send this to me?? I can only view it, but not download!
My greatest appreciation!!!
andretherockstar@yahoo.co.uk

1/17/2006 01:10:00 AM
Jeevan Fenn said...

Well i wil send you this flash file by mail.Just mail me at fenn_j@yahoo.com.I am doing this because I am not sure who all have already recieved it.

1/18/2006 12:55:00 PM
mattxxc said...

can someone send me a copy of the zip file that has the 10 000 tabs on it? I got the flash thing for the guitar.exe. Was wondering if anyone would part with the tabs??????? thx if you send them matt_cale@hotmail.com

1/22/2006 12:29:00 AM
basstragic said...

I have just downloaded the bass version of this. For nicks as per a previous suggestion so the .exe file is still there. Haven't had time to try it out yet but any aid to my memory has to be a good thing. My problem is the rusty connection between brain, left hand & right hand. Looking for tabs? Just Google for all the freebies you want.

1/22/2006 01:20:00 AM
foufou666 said...

hi, it would be really cool if someone could take a minute to send me the F2F software and maybe some of the tabs (if someone already has a zipped up version ready...)

REALLY appreciate it..
Cheers !

email: nielhicb@hotmail.com

1/26/2006 12:47:00 PM
crunchnburn said...

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2/03/2006 07:37:00 PM
crunchnburn said...

Sorry man, hope that the tabs make it sweet enough to shell out $28. cuz the program is hardly amazing.

For Guitar

http://209.245.59.186/Gimme/25259315/428000347/60764321/85A73B36-719F-4DF2-91D2-5A6980670771/0.920288/2/guitar.exe




For Bass

http://209.245.59.187/Gimme/25259315/486174455/60891726/85A73B36-719F-4DF2-91D2-5A6980670771/0.168691/2/bass.exe

2/03/2006 07:40:00 PM
gypsy steve said...

for the story i used mostly guitarists, but i used a couple of memorable characters also ...this is what makes it MORE memorable(like Arnold and devito etc)
sequence: ADGCFA#D#G#C#F#BEA
my story:Ace Frehley and Dave gilmore were jamming, Gene simmons giving em a bass line,Christ shed some light on it all to hold it all together, Frankenfuter(rocky horror show) wanting attention grabbed aces ass. Ace retuned him #sharp words, Dave recoiled in shock and his #Sharp string ends scratched aces axe,Gene gave em both a #sharp look of dissaproval, Christs #sharp mind tried to create harmony by giving Frankenfurter #sharp pliers to trim all there string ends, but Billy gibbons was already jamming with Eddie van-halen, inspired by Aces idea.
*Ace & Gene -KISS
*Dave -pink floyd
*Christ -the glue & LIFE behind it all
*Franky -rocky horror
*Billy - zz top
*Eddie - VH
mike slaiter may have overated his site ...but what advertising company doesnt. for the price he asks, u could only get a measly half hour lesson ..ive had a few lessons which dont teach as much as this handy tecnique ...i got the freeby ...but good on him if he can make a buck in this day & age.
any comments to gypsy-steve eck_luv@yahoo.com.au

2/11/2006 06:50:00 PM
gypsy steve said...

for the story i used mostly guitarists, but i used a couple of memorable characters also ...this is what makes it MORE memorable(like Arnold and devito etc)
sequence: ADGCFA#D#G#C#F#BEA
my story:Ace Frehley and Dave gilmore were jamming, Gene simmons giving em a bass line,Christ shed some light on it all to hold it all together, Frankenfuter(rocky horror show) wanting attention grabbed aces ass. Ace retuned him #sharp words, Dave recoiled in shock and his #Sharp string ends scratched aces axe,Gene gave em both a #sharp look of dissaproval, Christs #sharp mind tried to create harmony by giving Frankenfurter #sharp pliers to trim all there string ends, but Billy gibbons was already jamming with Eddie van-halen, inspired by Aces idea.
*Ace & Gene -KISS
*Dave -pink floyd
*Christ -the glue & LIFE behind it all
*Franky -rocky horror
*Billy - zz top
*Eddie - VH
mike slaiter may have overated his site ...but what advertising company doesnt. for the price he asks, u could only get a measly half hour lesson ..ive had a few lessons which dont teach as much as this handy tecnique ...i got the freeby ...but good on him if he can make a buck in this day & age.
any comments to gypsy-steve eck_luv@yahoo.com.au

2/11/2006 06:52:00 PM
fast4rward72 said...

I fell for the "great secret" and now I'm trying to have my %100 money back guarantee worked out. This is the biggest piece of crap scam going. Yes I fell for it, and so will others unfortunately. Buyers definately beware. I have tried numerous times to contact not only mike slaiter himself, but I have also had no luck contacting the problems link either. They are all busy I'm sure, laughing all the way to the bank

2/13/2006 12:16:00 PM
gary said...

I've looked at it. I don't think it is worth $28. There is too much hard sale on his website it made me sceptical. His security is lousy.

The story is very long winded but I guess it most be useful as some peole are claiming great results.

Don't think there are any real short cuts to becomming a great guitarist. It is hard if your talented let alone just inspired by the sound you hear on the radio etc.

GuitarNoise has been useful for my confidence helping me to be able to play songs.

2/15/2006 04:53:00 AM
xiqi said...

just go to www.fret2fret.com/guitar.zip and download it for free

2/18/2006 05:22:00 PM
xiqi said...

The program is crap
It doesn't tech you how to play like a pro
all it teaches is how to remember the notes better
and any half decent guitaist can do that already
don't even waste your time downloading it free

2/18/2006 05:32:00 PM
bonus tim said...

most handy server that lets you type in what ever you want and it'll search for it for you: http://www.fret2fret.com/download1

2/24/2006 03:07:00 PM
Bugster85 said...

I noticed that this only helps with the Sharps. I redid this with flats and noticed it's simply the circle of fifths. If anyone has memorized the circle of fifths just apply this to the fret board - remeber to jump up one fret at the 5th string.

2/28/2006 07:01:00 AM
Squamous Cardnips said...

The guitar and bass programs are still listed for download at the URL listed way above. Just choose for more than 50 as number to show and they will appear. Download using brower download.
Intersting Flash work, maybe helpful to new students, more helpful if you read this thread and follow this group's advice though mnemonic may need some work!

3/07/2006 10:58:00 PM
Sean said...

Hey, I can't seem to download the guitar.exe file. None of the links are working. Could someone please email it to me? My address is:
shggybr@localnet.com

Thanks so much!!!

3/11/2006 08:12:00 PM
jojo oneil said...

Hi.

Just found an even better similar program

www.note4note.does.it

I bought it and its cool. Not a cheapo download. All on a cd with loads of other guitar stuff as well including tabs and best of all. its half the price.

3/27/2006 08:33:00 AM
mikaDOOH said...

V I R U S - W A R N I N G

hi, all you out there!

whoever receives mails from a certain "mike" and/or this mail-addy: "mike@fret2fret"

be careful, because today I received two different mails from this sender named above, and both contained virus. I checked the mails on not less then three mail providers with the same result!!!

I have no idea whether the sender has really any idea of what is happening, or if perhaps the author of fret2fret himself is shooting sharp on those who might have used his tool without buying it "properly"....?!?

note that some of you posted their email-addies in this blog in order to get hold of or information on the tool ...

so be on your guard, and keep on rocking and surfing "on the safe side" - with or without The Amazing Fret2Fret ;-))

3/27/2006 02:49:00 PM
paul said...

This post has been removed by a blog administrator.

3/27/2006 06:40:00 PM
paul said...

it would be really generouse if someone sent a copy to guy_on_the_couch_42@hotmail.com.
PLEASE!

3/27/2006 06:44:00 PM
Smirfie said...

hey guys please send me fret2fret i want it badly

www.marthinusmulder@hotmail.com

i would appretiate it greatly
thankyou

3/28/2006 11:40:00 PM
maximus1234 said...

Check this out for a much cheaper alternative http://fretmasters.com

3/29/2006 12:54:00 PM
madmarzl said...

Hi everybody, would be absolutely great to get fret2fret for both, guitar and bass preferred for mac, but PC is ok, too. 'cause I'm tired of trying all thant bad links... thanks for mailing it to: madmarzl@gmx.de

3/31/2006 12:54:00 AM
mikaDOOH said...

@ madmarzl:
those "bad links" stated above DID actually WORK once (I used them!) but now the author seems to have checked on this "free download leak" and linked them back to his homepage ...

@ all:
the reason why I don't sent anything to anybody anymore:
I get spammed by a sender called mike[at]fret2fret (now YOU guess who that might be!?!) since two weeks or so, and most of these mails contained virus (as I wrote in a comment just a couple of days before!).

so I advice you NOT to leave your complete email-addy HERE, or at least to replace the "@" with the syntax "[at]" instead!
if you didn't know: there are programs which scan the web/homepages for email-addies to generate automated email, and of course, spam!!!)

3/31/2006 01:30:00 AM
Troms said...

Download Link

Looking at the things though, looks like the bonuses are going to be more helpfull than the actual flash file.

4/09/2006 04:31:00 AM
rocker said...

Todays the first day I came over this page.I had been searching for fret2fret software and tabs for a long time.someone please mail it to me.THANKS in advance...

4/12/2006 11:58:00 PM
rocker said...

my email is rojo_blues@yahoo.com

4/13/2006 12:02:00 AM
Anonymous said...

hey, fret2fret is OK, i've used it, and it's not bad. BUT!!!! Visit www.TabGuitarLessons.com they have a memory system which is even easier to use AND you can download a fretboard training program completely FREE. It's a great program called FRETPRO, which i've used with their memory system and fret2fret, but I prefer theirs.

9/06/2006 01:41:00 AM
Anonymous said...

oh, sorry, I could have made that link "clickable"
its:
www.TabGuitarLessons.com

Visit and enjoy!
Gary.

9/06/2006 01:42:00 AM
Anonymous said...

Hey everyone,
I'm glad I found this site to hear the discussion...I was nearly sucked in to the ad, but would now rather see the goods before shelling out the $$. I've tried clicking on the link some of you have provided, but i'm getting a "page expired" notice. Would someone please send the programs to me at a.odland@comcast.net? I would like both the guitar version and the bass version.

Thanks so much!
A.

9/11/2006 08:28:00 PM
Alex Holsgrove said...

I run a totally free guitar tutorial website and I also had the google adverts on my site. I decided to pay up and give it a go. In summary, crap software but an honest bloke. I paid, and got the downloads, I then deleted all the software and he gave me a refund. I lost a little cash because of the paypal $ to £ conversions. Here is my full review of the software.

Fret2Fret Software Review

9/14/2006 02:48:00 PM
unique83 said...

Can somebody please send me the guitar version of fret2fret so i can see if it is worth anything?
My email is unique83@net.hr

9/16/2006 12:44:00 PM
Anonymous said...

Hey guys i upped the fret2fret guitar software. Its just a flash program but o well. The concept i think is pretty good but the stories and crap are gay. anyway i uploaded it to megaupload so it should be there a while.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IFI6P76H

9/18/2006 11:03:00 AM
Anonymous said...

No is not there ?

9/20/2006 05:56:00 PM
jstrok9 said...

Can someone please send me fret2fret guitar.
E-mail Is
josip.strok9@os.t-com.hr

9/23/2006 10:49:00 AM
Anonymous said...

Dear all,
this link does not work

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IFI6P76H
?????????

Who can help me????

Yours Angelina

9/30/2006 10:19:00 AM
wannaberitchie said...

hello mikeDOOH please can you get in touch with me on robbie.stewart[at]btopenworld.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

as for everybody else, get a digram of the fretboard and learn it, easy. learn it how you think it is easiest, perhaps in small segments? I have an electric tuner that displays the note that I am playing, It is very usefull to look at this display as I am playing and I can relate the position of my hand to the note being displayed. with this method you can play like clapton in an hour. whether or not your note combinations will work well together will take a few years.

Rock on guys n gals. peace out.

10/04/2006 07:20:00 AM
Anonymous said...

Hello there, i tried all possoble loinks which was given neither works . would some one get the link for me or rom , my id is rockingthehouse@gmail.com

10/10/2006 02:39:00 PM
Anonymous said...

http://fret2fret.com/download14jts.html

Enjoy,
Octo

10/19/2006 07:25:00 AM
Anonymous said...

can plz send me? my email is jonathan4me3go@yahoo.com

ty

10/24/2006 06:22:00 PM
Anonymous said...

Thanks Octo, worked great!

Make sure you hit it w/Hi-Speed\Broadband connect...those bonus files add up to over 150MB.

Will try to have this on a file server soon. Post back w/link.

Later-

SlidinSteel

12/05/2006 07:06:00 AM
Anonymous said...

You have got to be kidding!! $30.00 for this CRAP... Maybe the "bonus" material is worth the money (well, mainly just the TABs) but, come on. Oh, and I'm sure that some "big marketing company" is just waiting in the wings to buy him out (according to his F2F website anyway). All anyone has to do is come up with their own mneumonic for the notes and memorize it. That's what any guitar teacher starts you off with anyway. To promote this "method" as giving you the ability to play like Clampton, Page, Van Halen, etc. in an hour or less is absolutely FRAUD!
I certainly don't condone pirating software or raiding file servers but, this guy deserves everything he gets (or loses in this case). Nothing here but an absolute rip-off.
Definitely DO NOT waste your time or money on this one.

SlidinSteel

12/05/2006 08:40:00 AM
Anonymous said...

dude. ive been playing guitar for 7 years now and fret2fret may be the biggest waste of my life ever

12/30/2006 02:12:00 AM
Anonymous said...

Like someone said, I felt ripped off even by downloading it for free!! Thanks to all for info and preventing me for getting ripped off of more than my time.

1/03/2007 06:23:00 PM
kristof said...

hello,

all you fantastic guitarplayers out there ;-)

Can someone PLEASE sent me a copy of fret2fret

thanks alot

kristof
belgium
spinsel101@yahoo.com

1/24/2007 04:12:00 AM
ViperBlade said...

Hey, I decided to post the file on my little corner of the Internet, no registration or any other crap required, just download and go.
www.vbgm.x10hosting.com/pervgallery/fret2fret.exe
I would appreciate it if you visited my website as a little thanks (www.pervgallery.co.nr).

Keep on rockin'
ViperBlade

1/27/2007 12:10:00 PM
David Hillman said...

Don’t even waste your time looking at this for free. I think I’m dummer now that I’ve read this guy’s article or whatever it was. I’d rather throw myself down some stairs than re-live a badly written scene staring Danny Devito and Arnold Schwartzenager in order to remember how to crush my favorite Pentatonic scale in the middle of my masterpiece about chicks or beer or both.

Ain’t nothin easy about learning the guitar. NO ONE learns the guitar in an hour. You need to practice, take lessons, and talk to older more experienced players. They usually respond positively when asked about what kind of gear they use, why they use it, what year / model their guitar is, etc. You should also listen to more kinds of music and experiment with different styles.

If you really want to be good, knowing all the notes on the guitar is just the beginning. Music Theory isn’t easy for most people, but it’s not astrophysics either. Make an effort to learn. Or not. You can sound great without knowing any theory, but it’s a very rare player that can stay sharp and get better without any practice.

Whatever method you use to remember notes and scales and such, just make sure it works for you. There are countless free charts that show where the notes are. Practice your guitar and think about music when you’re not playing. Also keep in mind that a lot of accomplished players eventually arrive at a point where they forget every thing they’ve learned and just play. Lots of practice is the reason they can do this. Good music usually has big doses of emotion and skill, so don’t forget to practice with emotion.

If you still want to buy this guy’s tripe, you should also know about this bridge I have for sale. I can give you a smokin’ deal on it.

2/10/2007 01:57:00 AM
Anonymous said...

can anyone send me the programme at krapong_555@hotmail.com plz ? I would highly appreciate it :D

4/25/2007 05:08:00 AM
Purnendu said...

please send me here. purnendurocks@gmail.com

I wud b ever gr8ful 2 u.

5/02/2007 08:35:00 AM
Anonymous said...

pleez would sumone send me fret2fret thanking y'all kindly monty155@hotmail.com

5/20/2007 09:22:00 AM
Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind receiving fret2fret either pcollins78@iwon.com many many thanks! (Please make sure it says fret2fret in the subject line. Thanks again!)

5/25/2007 01:25:00 PM
Anonymous said...

Please, everyone, don't waste your money. Don't even bother getting it for free. Spend the money on a real, face to face teacher or buy something useful and teach youself.

You can learn to name the note at any fret on the fretboard but it won't give you the same technique, improvisational skills, creativity, theoretical knowledge etc. as the people this guy mentions.

There is no substitute for just practicing, and nothing wrong with teaching yourself. Its highly rewarding, and easier to remember something you discovered for yourself rather than were told to memorize.

I recommend eveyone use google to find some of the many readily available free lessons and resources on the internet.

I am self-taught, and although I can name every note on the fretboard (which I figured out how to do for free years ago), this is almost useless compared to proper knowleadge of theory or aural skills like playing by ear and relative pitch, which I have learnt with time and effort.

So long as you put in the time and effort, you can learn to play and perform to fullest extent of your potential, all for free.

There is no miracle method, no 'big secret'. Take the time and enjoy the process of learning.

It always amazes me how astute people on the web can be. There's a lot of truth here. Congratulations to all of you who wrote in.

John Rhys

5 Comments:

Anonymous lol said...

that free link is not working any more.

http://www6.streamload.com/Nodes/Node.asp?cxInstID=25259315&nodeID=224841

September 18, 2007 at 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I paid for it. I got it. I was satisfied. My reasons are as follows: The ad promised that I would be able to memorize the fret board. It did that. Maybe it was easy. I assumed that it would be because the ad said that it would take about 45 minutes. It did.

Now anyone who thinks that they can then play the guitar like a master is an idiot. That takes practice. Lots of practice.

Memorizing the fretboard....just minutes. It's a start.

The cost to me was a single guitar lesson. Pretty cheap. nuff said

March 30, 2008 at 8:39 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

I paid too, and thought it was worth it. There were a lot of cool downloads. For some reason I can not find the Everything You Need To Know
About Using Guitar TABS
one.

Can someone please email it to me? "robertstaple" @ "bellsouth.net". I wrote my email like that so it would not be blocked, so just remove the quotes and the spaces. I have been trying to email the guy from fret2fret with no luck.

Thanks!

April 2, 2008 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger m_imagine2000 said...

All of this talk makes me thirsty to try this out. Can someone be so kind as to email this system. Would it benefit a flamenco guitar player. Let me take a shot at it! My email address is: m_imagine2000@yahoo.com
Would appreciate someone sending me this program.
Thanx.

June 18, 2008 at 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BOUGHT THIS SYSTEM. AND IT'S WHAT ANY GUITAR PLAYER WITH ANY EXPERINCE WILL KNOW. A TOTAL WAST OF MONEY. I CONTACTED THIS MIKE BLOKE ABOUT HIS 100 0/0 GUARANTEE AND ZIP, STUFF ALL, SHIT. FARK. HAVE NEVER GOT REFUND OR HEARD FROM HIM. DON'T GET COUGHT LIKE I DID. HIS THING I SAW IN A GUITAR MAG YEARS AGO. I DON'T THINK IT'S ANY BREAKTHROUGH. JUST LOOK AT COMPLEAT GUITAR LAYOUT OF FRET BOARD AND LOOK AS 5 FRET, ESTRING. THATS A. NEXT STRING 5 FRET IS C. GO TO THIRD STRING AND FOLLOW YOUR NOSE YOU WILL SEE ALL IF YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH. THERE IS A REPEAT PATTERN ALL OVER GUITAR. A GUITAR TEACHER TAUGH ME THIS YEARS BEFORE I SAW IT IN MAG. TIS NOT NEW. IF HE EVER REFUNDS MY DOLLARS AS HE STATED IN HIS ADDS, I'LL BE SUPPRISED. TERRY

July 13, 2008 at 6:29 AM  

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