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Updated on October 12, 2009

Learn Guitar

Learn Guitar - Notes

If I was to pick the one basic fundamental to learn guitar
correctly, it would be to learn notes and their positions
on the keyboard.

Notes are the basic elements of music theory.
Once mastered, playing guitar - chords, soloing, scales
and so on becomes a source of enjoyment rather than
one of frustration.

In music there are 7 major notes which are the first
7 letters of the alphabet:

            A,  B,  C,  D,  E,  F,  G,

The open strings on a guitar consist of the notes:

           E [low], A, D, G, B, E [high]

An easy way to remember them is by:

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The 12 note scale of the guitar consists of:

     A, Bb, B, C, C#, D, Eb, E, F, F#, G, G#

The 12 note scale starts at the open note of each string         
and progresses up the fretboard. At the 12th fret the scale
starts over again. The note at the 12th fret is known being
an octave higher than the same note on the open string.
As you can see, a  note gets progressively higher
going up the fretboard from fret to fret.
In the 12 note scale, the distance between notes
, C-D, D-E and F-G are 2 frets.

Notes B-C and E-F have only 1 fret spanning them.

The notes between these major notes are known
as Sharps (# symbol) or Flats (b symbol).
A Sharp is 1 note higher than the major note and the
Flat one note lower.

This 12 note scale remains consistant all over the fretboard.
Although a note with the same name can be played in many
different positions, the individual pitch will differ with
one note sounding higher, or lower, than another.  


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      9 years ago

      You are welcome Sheryld30. Glad you like it.

      Check back for more "learn guitar"

      goodies coming up.

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      9 years ago from California

      Always wanted to learn. Thank you sooo much for sharing!! :)


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