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Guitar Book Question

 
 
dupre
 
Reply Wed 15 Aug, 2007 01:10 pm
Hi.

I just bought The Gig Bag Book of Arpeggios.

I know some guitar, but the notations have me stumped.

Here's a link to the first page through Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/082561659X/ref=sib_dp_pop_ex/104-9421550-3245549?ie=UTF8&p=S008#reader-link

Can someone tell me what all that means? Please?

Thanks!
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Les Paul
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2007 12:04 pm
guitar problems
The numers underneath the musical notes are to show which finger you use to fret that note.

The numbers on the six lines beneath are to show which fret on the guitar the note is played with (this is called tabulature).

At the very bottom of the page is a diagram of your guitars fret board, the dots on the diagram are your pentatonic scales.

Good Luck, I have played the guitar for years and there is nothing more rewarding........... well maybe some things.

Les Paul.
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dupre
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2007 12:35 pm
Hi Les Paul.

Welcome to able2know!

I appreciate your response.

Frankly, I didn't think ahead, and now that I have the guitar I realize that playing it would take time away from playing my piano.

I had gotten it thinking it would help ease the pain of not having a grand piano, but, alas, it seems even a modest 42 1/2-inch upright is better than no piano at all!

My guitar is beautiful. It sits taunting me. Asking to be played.

I did get some books with tabs for classical music and went through it.

It seems that most of the notes suggested are in the lower fret (close to the tuning) areas. I assumed it would be easier to play chords and such in the higher fret areas. 5ths and octaves and such.

Any thoughts on that?

Thanks!
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2007 12:38 pm
Re: guitar problems
Les Paul wrote:
Good Luck, I have played the guitar for years and there is nothing more rewarding........... well maybe some things.

Les Paul.


....you're not saying that you're Les Paul, are you?

(Welcome to A2K either way...!)
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Les Paul
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2007 12:50 pm
chords
I'd usually use lower fret chords for rhythm purposes but you can achieve the same chord using bar chords which are played all over the neck, I'd usually use these for faster chord changes or riffs.
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dupre
 
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Reply Mon 17 Sep, 2007 12:52 pm
Thanks!
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