#1
Ok, if on the music staff it says to play the E note, how do I know specificly where to play it on the guitar neck. For example, do I play the open E string, 12th fret E string, etc?

Thanks a lot for the help guys!!
#2
Um, should be like this:
G,G#,A,A#,B,C,C#,D,D#,E,F,F#,G (Gstring, from open to 12th fret).
D,D#,E,F,F#,G,G#,A,A#,B,C,C#,D (D string -..- )
A,A#,B,C,C#,D,D#,E,F,F#,G,G#,A (A string)
E,F,F#,G,G#,A,A#,B,C,C#,D,D#,E (E string)

F# and Gb is same thing, just different names. Strings are tunes with 5 note differrence, 5th fret on E is open A. Notes repeat themselves after 12th fret, just in other octave.
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#3
An open low E string is 1 ledger line down, you can work out the rest if you remember that.
#4
Ok, but if the music staff says to play the E note, how do I know where to specificly play it, since there are several places to play the E note?
#5
Well the lower ledger lines will be lower notes, etc, etc. For instance an open low E is a line below the 5 ledger lines and that will always be a low E. Follow it from there.
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#6
Quote by Regression
An open low E string is 1 ledger line down, you can work out the rest if you remember that.



Ok, so does that mean I have to make several ledger lines to make the G string?

Sorry I dont know any thing about reading music.
#7
as regression just said a ledger line below the score would play an OPEN LOW E, then from
then from there its all about finding your short cuts for your self

12 fret on E string
is in the same octave range as 2nd fret on D String, so its ur call for that one
#8
Quote by Martindecorum
as regression just said a ledger line below the score would play an OPEN LOW E, then from
then from there its all about finding your short cuts for your self

12 fret on E string
is in the same octave range as 2nd fret on D String, so its ur call for that one


Oh, ok.


Thank you guys.
#9
The open G is just below the top line on the stave (the space in between the top line and the line below). A ledger line is where there is a line which goes through notes which are not on the stave just in case you're not aware. Ledger lines above the stave are only neccesary for notes above the 5th fret on the G (so not often).

Edit: Just understood the question due to Martindecorum's answer. Yeah, as he said, it's your call. Basically you want to keep movement to the bare minimum, however it's important to bring the timbre into account as well. 12th fret on the E may be the same note as 2nd fret D, but they sound considerably different in terms of timbre.
Last edited by Regression at Aug 28, 2009,
#10
Quote by Regression
The open G is just below the top line on the stave (the space in between the top line and the line below). A ledger line is where there is a line which goes through notes which are not on the stave just in case you're not aware. Ledger lines above the stave are only neccesary for notes above the 5th fret on the G (so not often).



Ok. Thank you.
#12
Quote by Regression
Make sure to take note of my edit in post above.



Makes sense now. Thanks alot guys!!
#14
                                    --C--
                                    B
--------------------------------A--------
                             G
--------------------------F--------------
                       E
--------------------D--------------------
                 C
--------------B--------------------------
           A
--------G--------------------------------
     F
--E--

The lines the low E and high C are on are ledger lines. Hope that helps.
Last edited by edgeyyz at Aug 28, 2009,
#15
Quote by edgeyyz
                                    --C--
B
--------------------------------A--------
G
--------------------------F--------------
E
--------------------D--------------------
C
--------------B--------------------------
A
--------G--------------------------------
F
--E--

The lines the low E and high C are on are ledger lines. Hope that helps.



Thanks, the diagram helped!!
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