Lesson 4.1 – Introduction to Notes
Learning the notes over the entire neck of the guitar and understanding the relationship
between those notes is a critical step in learning to play.
The musical alphabet contains seven letters:
A – B – C – D – E – F – G
These letters are used to identify all of the discrete pitches found in music. The notes are
placed on a music staff which has 5 lines and 4 spaces, each representing a single note.
Now let’s see what notes are on the guitar neck. Each string is a different note – and has the following pattern:
Notice how the guitar neck string notes are different from the music staff. This setup with the strings tuned to these notes is called “Standard Tuning”. There are an unlimited number of tunings you can use, and we will talk about others later.