#1
this might be a simple question but,

how do you notate an open C note instead of the same fretted
C note on a guitar in standard notation ?

i know its the same pitch on a stave but its different in
sound/tone when played .
#2
There is no open C in standard notation. If you tune down a whole step there is, so I'm assuming you are tuned down a whole step.

Even though they are the same note, the tone is different because of the string gauges. That's the beauty of standard notation though. You play how you feel the composer wanted, or how you want! Sometimes composer will leave fingerings noted for you and other times not. Use any postition but choose a logical one!
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#3
so if i was to have a C chord notated in standard notation its up to
the player to use a bar chord or chord that uses the open strings
if they wanted ?
#4
It would, as long as the notes are the same. By that I mean octave/pitch wise. In most situations playing an open C chord would be easier, I can't think of a situation that playing a C chord starting on your low E string would be easier then an open C chord but it's the players perference.

Cheers,
Xter
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#5
I've actually come across this a long time ago, but I don't think it exists in reality, but in my book there was a small zero above the note that was meant to be played on an open string.
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