I've heard many a person say that sight reading improves your fretboard knowledge and it makes sense. You need to know the notes on the fretboard without looking in order to sight read. I've been thinking that I maybe need to dedicate more time to reading then I currently do. I've been doing.... 10 minutes a day on single note stuff and 10 minutes a day of chord chart reading (with different inversions) I'm trying to plan my practice time out and I'm thinking maybe I should dedicate more time to reading? After all the things I need to do to reach the next level with my playing are 1) have a better command of the fretboard 2) connect my hands to my ears better. Sight reading seems like a good way to do this. I'd have to take some time away from other stuff, but instead of playing scales on a single string (which i do for 10 minutes each day) I could read on that single string for 10 extra minutes. Might be more beneficial? I dunno. I currently split my fretboard section up with 10 minutes of triad stuff, 10 minutes of single string stuff and 10 minutes of major scale stuff/arpeggio stuff. Maybe I should just read for that whole time instead? What works better? Anyway is sight reading a good/great way to learn the fretboard? I know all the notes on the fretboard, but I dont know them cold. Bonus question: does anyone think in notes when they play guitar instead of patterns and shapes? If you want to play in C major you just know where all the natural notes are and you're free to play around all over the neck with no cares about positions?