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What Are Some of the Basic Guitar Notes?

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Open Guitar Notes

Each string on the guitar is named by the note that string makes. They are E,A,D,G,B,e. The diagram below shows the names of the Open Strings.

e|----------------------------------------------------------------¦
B|----------------------------------------------------------------¦
G|--------------------------------------------------¦
D|--------------------------------------------------¦
A|-----------------------------------------¦
E|------------------------------¦

 

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Learning Guitar Notes

Learning guitar notes is just like learning the alphabet. Once you have, you can start to make your own “words” by putting the guitar notes together in certain ways. The whole guitar is divided into frets. The interval in pitch between the frets is a half step. Most modern music is made up of scales that use either whole steps or half steps.

There are 8 notes in a scale.  Theses are A, B, C, D, E, F, G.  A scale is just a series of intervals.  A Major Scale in steps looks like this: Whole, Whole, Half, Whole, Whole, Whole, Half

Guitar notes in an A Major scale:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---0--2--4--5--7--9--11--12------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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Frequently Asked Questions for Beginning Guitarists

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