Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Reading Notes: AC Current

A and C The positions of these two notes on the staff is symmetrically reciprocal. In other words, moving away from the center line of the staff (B), A and C are in opposite positions. C is in the space below the center line, A is in the space above the center. C is the first leger line below the satff, A is the first leger line above;

The distribution of these notes on the fretboard - from the open strings to the 13th fret - is shown below, along with notation. The notes have been color coded to clarify their geometric relationships;
Reading music is not all about scales. Using symmetrical relationships, you can learn to identify wider tonal ranges. Get to know the positions of these two notes, naming them out loud as you play them. Try connecting them in different ways.

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