Naming Notes

In This Chapter

  • Reading fretboard maps
  • The notes of your open strings
  • Finding the notes along the first five frets
  • The notes between frets 12 and 17
  • Learning the notes at the seventh, ninth, and tenth frets

Think about musical notes. What kind of mental image do they conjure up? Some people see notes as they are written out in standard musical notation. Some see the black and white keys of the piano. Some say they see colors.

If you’re a guitarist, chances are you don’t think much about individual notes. You may visualize patterns of scales on the fretboard or the shape of a particular chord, but you may be at a loss to ...

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