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JoR0
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JoR0
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03/23/2009 1:02 pm
Hi, I'm currently knee deep in theory and preparing for the dive, but one quick question, since there are places in the theory alphabet soup where it skips the sharp/flat i.e. E-F does that still raise the tone 1/2 step on the frets or does it lap over into a full step?
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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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03/23/2009 1:48 pm
Originally Posted by: JoR0Hi, I'm currently knee deep in theory and preparing for the dive ...[/quote]
I have a tutorial that is a quick but comprehensive overview of music theory:

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=495
[QUOTE=JoR0] since there are places in the theory alphabet soup where it skips the sharp/flat i.e. E-F does that still raise the tone 1/2 step on the frets or does it lap over into a full step?

The musical alphabet consisits of whole steps (a "full step"; or 2 frets) between most letters:

A to B, C to D, D to E, F to G, G to A

The exceptions are B to C and E to F. Those are only a half step apart (they are "right next" to one another on the fretboard).

It is the letters that are a whole step apart that allows for accidentals (sharps and flats).

I covered all this extensively in 2 threads in my instructor forum:

http://www.guitartricks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=28864
http://www.guitartricks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27368

Look here for lessons that cover this topic:

http://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=11078

Keep clicking the NEXT button over the video player.

Until you get to this lesson with a fretboard image to help see all the notes on the guitar:

http://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=11135

Hope this helps. Happy learning and playing!
Christopher Schlegel
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Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory
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JoR0
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JoR0
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03/23/2009 2:01 pm
Thanks for the speedy reply chris, your the man! I'm slowly getting it, just needs time to ferment in the old noggin.
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