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LESSON 2 -
(Known as -
It is a good time now to touch on the basic idea of Enharmonic Equivalents
All the black notes on a keyboard are called Enharmonic Equivalents, meaning they have
2 names but only 1 sound
(The black notes are also found on a guitar, but obviously not as visible as on a keyboard)
Think of it like this: View the keyboard diagram below & you see the note in-
So Fsharp (F#) is a little higher in pitch (sound) than F, & is a little flatter or lower in pitch than G so it is flat of G, therefore called Gflat (Gb)
The G Major Scale has an F# Note ( Gb ) (F# = Fsharp, Gb = Gflat)
Observe how the white notes of B & C & E & F are side by side of each other.
(There is no B# or Cb, and no E# or Fb)
Notice that the note of F would be left of the note of F# in our G Major Scale on the guitar.
The Blue numbers shown in the diagram below, show the notes of the G Major scale on the keyboard
and also along the 6th Bass string of the guitar.
5th Bass string
6th Bass string
There are many ways to play a scale on a guitar, you could play a scale all along one string, but this is not usually practical so we generally use all six strings.