going up an octave

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for example, if im playing an A in the 5th fret of the 6 string and want to go an octave higher does it matter of i go to the 7th fret of the 4 string or to the 2nd fret of the 3rd string?

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They're both one octave apart from A in 5th fr. of 6th string (or 5th string free). Only difference can be a sound. Thinner strings have a brighter tone.

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And what about chords?

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Originally Posted by: stevelankford313

And what about chords?

You can transpose chords (just like single notes) up or down the guitar (or any musical instrument) as far as the range of the instrument extends. I cover this in this series of tutorials on triads & inversions.


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