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- To understand how to play the Musical Alphabet on each string of the guitar.
- To know where the whole steps and half-steps occur between the letters of the Musical Alphabet.
- To understand the musical terms: Natural, Sharp, Flat, Root and Octave.
- Play the Musical Alphabet on each string of your guitar paying special attention to where the whole steps and half-steps occur between the letters.
- Say the name of the notes out-loud as you play.
- Play and say the name of the Root (open) and Octave (12th fret) for each string.
The Musical Alphabet consists of 7 letters: A B C D E F G. These 7 letters are referred to as “Natural” tones. They are used to identify notes and chords in music. The Musical Alphabet is a universal system that applies to every instrument.
The distance from B to C is always a half-step.
The distance from E to F is always a half-step
Root = 1st tone
Octave = Eight degrees [steps] higher than the Root.
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