#1
Right, I have a problem.

Sometimes I play a note on say the first fret and find it too low, so I move to the second fret on the same string which is too high. When I play in the middle of two frets it doesn't give a slow transition in sound from the first to second fret, it jumps straight to the sound of the second. How do I play the notes inbetween two frets?

Do I need a fretless?

Thanks
#3
If you mean its not the right note as in you've heard it as different then tune it.
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Your intonation might be out. See the FAQ on more details.
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Fret's divide the neck into semitones, the smallest intervals in western music. Fretless would allow you to go inbetween the commonly used notes, but it will most likely sound highly dissonant when playing with others, as you will be using a completely different sets of notes.

Fretless do not have access to more notes, they simply allow you to play inbetween the tones in western music.
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Fret's divide the neck into semitones, the smallest intervals in western music. Fretless would allow you to go inbetween the commonly used notes, but it will most likely sound highly dissonant when playing with others, as you will be using a completely different sets of notes.

Fretless do not have access to more notes, they simply allow you to play inbetween the tones in western music.


Thanks, but if you can play inbetween the tones, surely that means you have more notes
#11
Sounds to me like you're out of tune bro. Check that, and see if the problem goes away.
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#12
Maybe I'm not understanding you correctly, but it sounds to me like you want a fretless. That way, you can fret halfway between E and F and get a tone right in between those two, as opposed to a fretted where it doesn't do anything.
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Sounds to me like you're out of tune bro. Check that, and see if the problem goes away.



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tune... if fret 1 is too low and fret 2 is too high, assuming you were "supposed" to play fret 1, you're flat.


you're out of tune. buy a tuner. tune.
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#16
I don't think you want a fretless. I don't know about anyone else here, but the quarter tone, in between the "frets", isn't that pronounced. My ear isn't discerning enough of the quarter tone, to actually tell a huge difference from the two semi-tones it breaks up. I think you need to tune.
#17
you would only need "between tones" to play freaky arabian or african music that uses different tones as their notes.
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Fret's divide the neck into semitones, the smallest intervals in western music. Fretless would allow you to go inbetween the commonly used notes, but it will most likely sound highly dissonant when playing with others, as you will be using a completely different sets of notes.

Fretless do not have access to more notes, they simply allow you to play inbetween the tones in western music.


Doesn't a sitar (sp?) divide the notes into demi-semi tones? I could be wrong, but it's what I've been told.
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The frets are movable, so they can be divided like that.

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Maybe I'm not understanding you correctly, but it sounds to me like you want a fretless. That way, you can fret halfway between E and F and get a tone right in between those two, as opposed to a fretted where it doesn't do anything.


I'm planning on buying a fretless anyway.

Thanks for the help, I'll tune it and check it out
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Doesn't a sitar (sp?) divide the notes into demi-semi tones? I could be wrong, but it's what I've been told.


The frets are movable, so it can be tuned for each of the different ragas (scales).It is quite tricky to play I believe, but half the strings you don't actually play. They just vibrate when other strings areplayed to give the jangly sound.
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The frets are movable, so it can be tuned for each of the different ragas (scales).It is quite tricky to play I believe, but half the strings you don't actually play. They just vibrate when other strings areplayed to give the jangly sound.


My siatr has 21 strings, and 7 are playable.
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Half wasn't an exact figure, just a general expression.
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My siatr has 21 strings, and 7 are playable.


You own a sitar? :O And I thought I had some odd instruments about the house...
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My siatr has 21 strings, and 7 are playable.


I really want to get one at some point. This pretty decent website sells some handmade unique ones for like $300-1000. Very tempting
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#28
My guitarist bought a sitar a while ago, and he tried to tune it like a guitar. He is now missing many strings.
#30
Screw tunning, I'd buy a quarter tone fretted bass
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