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posted: 5/9/2004 at 11:36:29 PM ET
how will i know on which fret to play the note or chord on the guitar when reading the music sheet. for example if i should hold an A on the guitar which fret and string should i hold it on?

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posted: 5/9/2004 at 11:39:02 PM ET
how can i tell which chord is higher or lower than the other

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posted: 5/23/2004 at 1:50:12 AM ET
okay. i'm assuming you know the name of each string. each fret is up one half step. for example, on the A string, the first fret is Bb. The second fret is B. the third fret is C and so on. i hope that helped. it's much harder to explain without being there to show you, and i'm sorry about that. anyways, good luck!

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posted: 8/16/2004 at 2:21:38 PM ET
To answer the question on which fret to play in, in tab each line represents a string (bottom line=low E, second line=A and so on). The numbers written on these lines indicate which fret to play in. When the numbers are stacked horizontally it means you play all the notes at the same time. If the numbers are stacked diaganolly, it means you play the notes seperately. An A chord in tab would be notated as a 2 on the D string, a 2 on the G string and a 2 on the B string all stacked under each other. As for how long you hold them for, the space between numbers is a way of telling what the rhythm is. It's sort of hard to explain when I can't show you what I mean. But, if you can't make any sense out of what I said (and I wouldn't blame you) try a search on the good ol' net. I typed something like 'How To Read Guitar Tab' in and got a load of sites. Hope I helped some

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posted: 2/2/2005 at 12:08:26 AM ET
One of the great advantages of the guitar is that the pitch A can be played in many different areas. The only determinate factor would be the context of the entire song. In other words, determine the octave it is played in by listening to the song. But for experiment's sake, an A in it's lowest register can be played on the open 5th string or the 5th fret on the 6th string. or it can be played an octave higher on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string, the 7th fret of the 4th string, the 12th fret of the 5th string and finally the 17th fret of the 6th string. One octave higher than that on the 5th fret of the 1st string, the 10th fret of the 2nd string, the 14th fret of the 3rd string, the 19th fret of the 4th string, and if you have it, the 24th fret of the 5th string. And finally,4 octaves higher than our original lowest A is at the 17th fret of the 1st string and the 22nd fret of the 2nd string. And there you have it, an A played in 13 locations on a 24 fret neck.

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