Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Acoustic Guitar Notes

For every acoustic guitar learner, one important thing is to master how to play guitar notes on the fretboard of your guitar. It may be hard for beginners, but it is a necessary step to do. With out it, you can not play a single song.

Guitar fretboard and notes

Guitar Notes On Fretboard
You can get the particular note by strings and frets on your guitar fretboard. The open strings notes are E,A,D,G,B,E (high) form the thickest string E to the thinnest string e. After knowing the notes of open strings, we will learn the notes on the guitar fretboard. Let’s look at the musical alphabet first. The musical alphabet is from A to G and back to A. Between some notes are the sharps (#) also called flats(b).

A, A#/Bb, B, C, C#/Db, D, D#/Eb, E, F, F#/Gb, G, G#/Ab, A

How guitar notes on the fretboard work? Begin with the open strings, every fret move towards the bridge is a single move of the musical alphabet. For example, the open string of the thickest string is E, then the first fret of string E is F, the second fret is F# OR G b and so on.

Why you must learn guitar notes ?

Although guitar notes are hard for beginners to learn, it is a process to familiar with your acoustic guitar. It will help you understand every part of your guitar and how it works. By learning guitar notes, some people can play guitar without learn how to read musical notation. So it is very beneficial for beginners to find their hobby or talent in guitar music.

Acoustic guitar notes playing tips

When you play the notes on an acoustic guitar, you are putting your finger on one of the six strings and press down to some certain fret bar, at the mean while, pick or strum the string near the sound hole. Seems simple? However, it take time and effort to master the notes on acoustic guitar fretboard. The only trick for it is practicing and practicing. Beside this , there are some tips to help you learn guitar notes.

  • Slow down and play each note clearly. Don't be too hurry, guitar learning need patience.
  • Play each note of a chord to learn how these notes together in to a chord. This method is also called arpeggio.
Learn more about musical note, visit note on wikipedia
Recommended beginner acoustic guitar notes video from youtube.com


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