#1
as most of you know, starting on the high e, moving up the fret board 5 frets and down a string is the same key. how come on the G string it is 4 frets instead of 5?
#2
cause the difference between the G and B strings are 4 steps where all the others are 5
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#6
the G string is tuned differently, this is done to better facilitate chording
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#7
a little basic theroy (cause basic is all i know)

your notes and half steps #,b,accedentals go:

C-1/2-D-1/2-E-F-1/2-G-1/2-A-1/2-B-C (starting with C to make a C major scale)

since its an octive from E to e your gonna hit an accidental like the 4 step difference between G and B strings.

as for why this is the way it is you'll have to ask someone wiser than myself.
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#9
i hardly know any theory. is there writing somewhere on octaves and stuff i can read about?
#11
lol im just sayin the G string plucked while open always gives that sound that just doesnt sound right compared to the rest of the openly plucked strings
#12
oh yeah theres hundreds of theroy books out there, go to your local music store or library.

and personally like the sound of open G, i like to write a lotta riffs off of it.
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lol im just sayin the G string plucked while open always gives that sound that just doesnt sound right compared to the rest of the openly plucked strings


imo i think it has a distinctive bright sound when played open, and sounds especially great on acoustic guitars.
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the G string is tuned differently, this is done to better facilitate chording


+1

I read in theory books that we have a G-string because tuning that string
to *G* made the combination of the major scale and chords the easiest
to play. ( economical or ergonomic as we say today) lol
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#18
The reason your G string sounds a little strange compared to the rest is that most guitars are not intoned properly all over the neck. There have been many attempts at fixing it such as Buzz Feiten or compensated fret work(read fanned frets)or special nuts but its never going to be perfect. Most companies use a standard set of calculations for where the frets need to be. Sadly to do it perfectly your frets would not be nice and straight but jagged so the fret would be in a slightly different position for each note on each string. It boils down to whats more playable, and sadly playable means compromise on this one.
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i hardly know any theory. is there writing somewhere on octaves and stuff i can read about?


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#20
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The reason your G string sounds a little strange compared to the rest is that most guitars are not intoned properly all over the neck. There have been many attempts at fixing it such as Buzz Feiten or compensated fret work(read fanned frets)or special nuts but its never going to be perfect. Most companies use a standard set of calculations for where the frets need to be. Sadly to do it perfectly your frets would not be nice and straight but jagged so the fret would be in a slightly different position for each note on each string. It boils down to whats more playable, and sadly playable means compromise on this one.


thats a load of rubbish. The reason for g sound different in comparision to B is that arent the top 4 strings on a guitar taken from a violin, and the highest two from B or something like that. I know its 2 different instruments, but thats why
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#21
Ok looks like somone hasn't done any research at all.

http://www.timberens.com/essays/tuning.htm

Thats one of many articles that dont go into complex calculations but will give you the drift of what I am saying. If you want more...
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Quote by halikus
Ok looks like somone hasn't done any research at all.

http://www.timberens.com/essays/tuning.htm

Thats one of many articles that dont go into complex calculations but will give you the drift of what I am saying. If you want more...


i don't know theory and i didn't open that url but i think you are right. if a guitar had frets designed for perfect tone (pitch) the frets would be crooked and look pretty crazy and i would think - very unplayable.

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