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Jolly McJollyson
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Jolly McJollyson
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01/15/2006 3:26 am
Originally Posted by: MSF06I was just sittin around thinking about the notes on the fretboard and started to wonder, "Why do the note go F, F#/Gb, G, etc, etc, etc?"

Can someone explain why there are two names for some of the note on the same fret? Why would you write Gb rather then just say F#? I do not see it making a difference since the notes are technically the same, only a different name.

My theory has not been that great and I am now stating to get into it and this question has been buggin' me.

MSF

Db major.

Db-Eb-F-Gb-Ab-Bb-C

That's when you'd write a Gb.

Or, let's say you had an Ebminor chord

Eb-Gb-Bb

You can't say "Eb-F#-Bb"

Eb to F# is an augmented second, not a diminished third. I know people will say they're the same, but they're not. These rules exist for a reason.
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