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posted: 8/25/2007 at 3:37:48 PM ET
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I have recently learned how to read notes and such, but I'm having a problem learning to play what I see on the sheet music on the guitar. In other words, I just know how to transcribe it from the paper to the fretboard. Can anyone direct to a place or tell me how to do it?

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posted: 9/6/2007 at 11:09:35 PM ET
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I think you're asking, how can you read sheet music and play the notes on guitar? If thats the case, the answer is there's really no way to do it. The nature of guitars does not make it easy for you to read notes and play them, since the same note can be played on different strings. Guitar tabs are specifically for guitar players because they indicate the string and fret. Playing from tab requires a familiarity with the location of frets because you are looking at the tab as you play, so if you are having trouble with it, just practice.

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posted: 9/27/2007 at 2:30:42 PM ET
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Please do yourself a favor and DO NOT LEARN TABS!! They are not the best way to learn to read music. Guitars have positions just like violins, violas, cellos, and basses and you will have to figure out which position is the best place for you to play the notes you are reading. Typically, you will play in the position that correlates with the key in which you are playing. My suggestion is to find yourself a qualified guitar teacher and do not listen to some of the nonsense that is posted on this forum telling you things like you can not read notes and play them on the guitar. That is so far from the truth!!

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