View Full Version : where on earth in the middle C on the guitar?????
06-07-2001, 05:09 PM
i need to compose this peice of music for a piano for my music class. dont have a piano so i'm using a guitar. i need to know where middle C is so that i can start writting in treble and bass clef.
06-10-2001, 05:04 AM
Middle C on the guitar is either 8th fret E string, or 3rd fret A string. That doesn't give you much room for playing more bassy stuff. Guitar is a treble clef based instrument and as such you don;t really need to use a bass clef. Even low E can be written on treble clef with 3 ledger lines. Borrow a crappy old casiotone or something. One of ur older relatives will have one gathering dust.
06-10-2001, 11:35 PM
Actually, it's more accurate to say that middle C on the guitar is the fifth fret G string, or 1st fret B string. You're right, when we see a middle C on the page, we play it at either of the locations you mentioned. However, the guitar is a transposing instrument. It plays an octave lower than it reads. If you ask anybody else for middle C, the note they will give you is the one that sounds at the fifth fret G string, or first B string.
10-21-2001, 12:48 PM
luigi is right.
10-21-2001, 03:39 PM
I back Luigi
10-21-2001, 03:43 PM
hey, what's the deal with the dates of these posts? I think we've been had!
10-22-2001, 10:38 AM
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