Notes on E and
music theory there are 12
notes in total. Your guitar contains
only 12 different notes over a range of octaves.
An octave is simply the same note, but at a higher
or lower pitch. You will learn more about octaves
soon, but first lets learn the notes as they run
across the E and A strings.
Notes on the E
Notes on the A
get worried about memorizing everything at first!
If you're having troubles try to remember that on
the E string,
the 3rd fret is G, 5th fret is A, 7th fret is B.
Similarly, remember that on the A
string the 3rd fret is C, 5th fret is D, 7th
fret is E.
Quick Note About Notes:
Western music theory there are 7
natural notes: A B C D
E F G, plus 5
notes that lie in between, known as the sharps
(#) or flats
(b). Sharp and Flat are actually 2 different
names for the same note!
sharps are: A#, C#, D#, F#, G# (# is pronounced
sharp). The flats are: Bb, Db,
Eb, Gb, Ab (b is pronounced
sharp occurs when
we move up a note,
and a flat occurs
when we move back a
note. Since A# = Bb, C# = Db,
D# = Eb, F# = Gb, G# = Ab,
we only need to talk in terms of one or the other,
but not both at the same time. Ace guitar
lessons uses the sharp naming convention
for almost all lessons.