To identify by sound and name the notes of C scale, on all strings and frets on the guitar.
You will also learn a song, a rhyme that you will sing and play, to teach you how to anticipate aurally and visually, the next note of the scale you wish to play.
You will also learn to think in a musical way so as to emulate what goes through the mind of the professionals, when we play. This will drastically increase the speed and fun of your learning, on how to find notes on the guitar.
So you can locate visually and by sound, the scales, chords and melodies we will use in our course.
You will be able to create musical phrases of four beats duration, which are one of the basic building blocks of music. As a consequence, this will open up a pathway for your learning that simulates the real thing.
You will be able to coordinate your left and right hand to play the C scale in tempo, all over the guitar to help you in your how to find notes on the guitar.
And you will be able to look for sounds horizontally or vertically, as on the guitar, pitch can increase vertically, decrease vertically, or increase horizontally, or decrease horizontally.
You will learn to find notes on the guitar in four simple steps:
Apply at all times when you play the following 3 rules:
If you do not, you will not be feeling the context, the music, therefore you will not learn.
The guitar has 6 strings: E A D G B E. Each string is adjusted to produce a specific pitch, a musical sound we can sing. These pitches have defined names. In English, we use the letters of the alphabet C D E F G A B to define them.
The fatter guitar string produces the lowest pitch. As we jump from string to string, the strings get thinner, they also vibrate more quickly and the sound increases in pitch.
The fatter string is tuned to a frequency we call E. It is commonly called the E string but please remember that this is relative, as this can change, this is not an E string but a string tightened until it produces this pitch, we call E .
So if I press the string somewhere else, do I produce a new sound? Yes.
Is this new sound an E?
No . It is not since it does not sound like an E. It sounds higher in pitch. There fore it has a different name. It is called the G note.
So what frequencies do we generally tune the open guitar strings to?
Starting from fat to thin they coincide with the frequencies of :
You can remember the names of the pitches, frequencies of the strings, by using an acronym. I like to use the following:
E very to remember the name of the E string
A pe to remember the name of the A string
D eserves to remember the name of the D string
G reen to remember the name of the G string
B ananas to remember the name of the B string
E veryday ( to remember the name of the high E string
Every, Ape, Deserves, Green, Bananas, Everyday
Stop the video, rewind and repeat this exercise as many times as you need to.