Hi guys n girls, I'm not certain if this belongs in beginners, or here, but here it goes. For the last few months I've been struggling with memorizing the names of all the notes on the fretboard (and finding them). Ask me "play all the 'F#' you have", "On the 5th string, give me a 'G' " or "This note here (points at fretboard), what is it called?"... and it takes me forever to find them. Very frustrating as you can imagine. Especially when improvising. I know my scales, as in, I know the shapes of them, and which notes I can play and which ones don't fit in. But I do all this by ear and by having memorized the shapes of scales, including some muscle memory. When improvising/jamming I hit a wrong note more often than I would like, hovering a finger over the fretboard not being sure if what I am about to play is the right one. Other than just putting time in, with a guitar on your lap, and putting in hard hours (how many hours did it take you?), is there any way you found that might speed the learning up a bit, or make it less uncomfortable? This call goes out to those who teach in particular. Have you find a good method that is effective as well as efficient? I know there is no such thing as "learn the fretboard in 24h" method, but so far I am struggling with finding a method that works for me. So essentially, I'm looking for inspiration on how you did it, or how you teach others to do it. Having a relative hearing is very nice and all, but it is seriously hampering me in learning the notes.