#1
When you're reading sheet music, say you have an A, how do you know which particular A to play on the guitar?
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#2
The position on the stave will indicate the right octave to play, then you just hit the one that's most comfortable for you to play
#3
When you first look at a chart, look for the key signature and the highest and lowest note...

If the song has a high C and a Low A, it's gonna be a pain to play in open position so 5th position (5th fret) will probably be the best option
#4
So I can just play any of the note that's in the octave? Christ this sounds hard.
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#5
Quote by zapparage
So I can just play any of the note that's in the octave? Christ this sounds hard.


There's only one A per octave, there's just more than one position to play this on the guitar. For example you could play it on 5th fret on the E string, or an open A or the octave above that could be 12th on A, 2 on G, 17 on E etc
#6
Ok I see now. Cheers.
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#7
numbers in circles represent strings 6 being the thickest string , roman numerals represent the fretboard board postion of the index finger .
other numbers tell you which finger to use , some lessons from a tutor on sight reading wouldn't go a miss !
Damien Redmond - "Grade 8 electric guitar" -"Grade 5 theory "
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