So you've studied our natural notes on the E string lesson
and are left wondering how to name those mysterious blank spaces in between? Well, these are the 'chromatic notes' and we will learn how to name them in this lesson
In our natural note lesson, we learned a pattern where between most natural notes there is a two fret distance, or a 'whole-step'. The ... View Lesson
Knowing the notes on the neck is important on many levels. It adds a certain concreteness to what you play when you know and use note names rather than fret numbers. It helps with communication with other musicians. Try telling your keyboard or sax player "I'm playing the note on the 8th fret" and watch the troubled, quizzical looks that follow! It is also much ... View Lesson
I want all my students to know their note names in two ways: on the music staff and on the fretboard. This lesson deals with learning the natural notes on the neck.
Let's start off learning the notes on just one string, the low E string. And instead of learning all the notes here, we will learn just the 'natural notes'. Natural notes are the 'white-key' ... View Lesson
Naming the guitar strings is a fundamental that no beginner should overlook. There are two ways that we can name the string being played.
The first way simply numbers the strings from skinniest to heaviest, 1 through 6. The second names the string by the pitch it is tuned to. Standard guitar ... View Lesson