I was wondering if an octave on the guitar is 8 frets down then go to the next string. I came up with this idea from looking at a tab and both guitars are playing the same thing but on different notes so I figured it was an octave but I wasn't sure. Also is there any special name for going from for instance the B on the 2nd fret of the A string to the B on the 14th fret?
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to go from one note on a string to the next higher(or lower) version on that string is also an octave.
If I understand what you're saying correctly, then no, it should be 7 frets, not 8.

Apart from on the G-B string where 8th fret on the B = G.

other than that you generally have 7th on A = E
7th on D = A

etc.

Oh ok, wasn't sure since it wasn't 8 notes.
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not sure what you mean but different Bs are called b1 b2 b3 b4 etc b1 being lowest octave
I think he's asking if there is a term for 'double octave' if I'm understanding correctly...
Er...An octave is twelve notes apart, pretty simple theory, if that's what you're asking.

If you're asking what you seem to be asking, it's seven, not eight.
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Since when was an octave twelve notes about, I thought some of piano theory transferred to guitar. In the tab for Don't Tread On Me both guitars are playing the same thing except on different frets. One is on the 2nd fret of the A and the other on the 9th fret of the D. since both are B's I figured that was an octave.
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Since when was an octave twelve notes about, I thought some of piano theory transferred to guitar. In the tab for Don't Tread On Me both guitars are playing the same thing except on different frets. One is on the 2nd fret of the A and the other on the 9th fret of the D. since both are B's I figured that was an octave.

If they're both B's it's an octave. It's like octave displacement, they don't have to be 7 notes apart literally on the fretboard. It might technically be a direct octave but you could keep going up octaves till you reached it
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If they're both B's it's an octave. It's like octave displacement, they don't have to be 7 notes apart literally on the fretboard

OR Unison.
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OR Unison.

lol yea that wasn't even really occuring to me
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Since when was an octave twelve notes about, I thought some of piano theory transferred to guitar. In the tab for Don't Tread On Me both guitars are playing the same thing except on different frets. One is on the 2nd fret of the A and the other on the 9th fret of the D. since both are B's I figured that was an octave.

That translates back to what I said before, take a fret on the a string, move up 7 frets and onto the d string, and you are one octave up.

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Since when was an octave twelve notes about, I thought some of piano theory transferred to guitar. In the tab for Don't Tread On Me both guitars are playing the same thing except on different frets. One is on the 2nd fret of the A and the other on the 9th fret of the D. since both are B's I figured that was an octave.

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Yeah, twelve notes apart. On a piano, on a guitar, on any instrument.

What you mentioned is an octave.

Second fret of A- B
3rd fret of A- C
4th - C# or Db
5th (or open D string) - D
1st fret of D string- D# or Eb
2nd fret- E
3rd- F
4th- F# or Gb
5th- G
6th- G# or Ab
7th- A
8th-A# or Bb
9th- B
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lol yea that wasn't even really occuring to me

and Merry Christmas
funkyducky

Icing happen when de puck come down, BANG, you know,
before de oder guys, nobody dere, you know.
My arm go comme ça, den de game stop den start up.

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and Merry Christmas

same to you my friend
Ok guys I think I got it now thanks. Btw, would it sound cool if me and my friend soloed but we were an octave apart?
Neverender:SSTB 4/19

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it's how it's done, try soloing with 3rds as well
Yeah you're right but only if you're playing in B Sharp or using drop A tuning.
harmonizing with 3rds? I do it all the time in standard
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it's how it's done, try soloing with 3rds as well

This, but make sure you make the harmony within the scale. So for Am...

ABCDEFGA
CDEFGABC