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Chapter Eight: Reading sheet music -The notes on the staff and the notes on the guitar

   
Each string on your guitar is one of the notes on the staff but the guitar plays in a deeper range than is shown in this staff..
   
  As the notes move up or down the sequence of E-F-G-A-B-C-D is repeated. You just keep the same sequence. So the next note after D is E. This E is one octave higher than the first one.
   
To show this on the staff lines are added below or above the staff as needed The image at left shows more notes added (in blue) Above and below the staff. The space directly below our staff is a D note and the space directly above our staff is a G note.
   
  Here are the open strings on your guitar and where you find them on the staff.
   

This is the low E note on the staff. It is the fattest string on your guitar played open.

   

Here are all six strings

   
  Play these six open notes and correlate them in your mind with the notes on the staff. Try playing variations. Look at the note you play on the guitar and look a the note on the staff.
   
   

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