How do you read and play standard notation?


duckpeeps2007
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03/26/2023 6:57 pm

Hi, I'd like to learn to play standard notation but I cannot find out how anywhere on the internet. I understand like the staff and all those note names A-G but I don't understand how to relate that back to the fretboard and guitar. Are there any good clear videos out there? Maybe a website? I'd just like to know how to play a sheet of music without using TABS. 


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ChristopherSchlegel
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03/26/2023 7:13 pm

I explain the basics of reading standard notation starting here.


https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson/10272


If you are completely new to using the musical alphabet I suggest starting at this earlier tutorial.


https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson/11078


And if you are looking for beginner material to practice you can use these tutorials of simple melodies that gradually cover all the strings in the basic positions.


https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson/11107


https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/1014/


https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/1024/


Hope that helps!  Please ask more if necessary!


 


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duckpeeps2007
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04/01/2023 6:42 pm
#2 Originally Posted by: ChristopherSchlegel

I explain the basics of reading standard notation starting here.


https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson/10272


If you are completely new to using the musical alphabet I suggest starting at this earlier tutorial.


https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson/11078


And if you are looking for beginner material to practice you can use these tutorials of simple melodies that gradually cover all the strings in the basic positions.


https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson/11107


https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/1014/


https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/1024/


Hope that helps!  Please ask more if necessary!


 

Ok, thank you so much!! I will try these out!! 


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ChristopherSchlegel
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04/02/2023 2:36 pm
#3 Originally Posted by: duckpeeps2007

Ok, thank you so much!! I will try these out!! 

You're welcome.  Best of success!


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frankmaghler
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04/13/2023 12:55 pm

Reading and playing standard notation understanding the symbols and markings on the musical staff and translating them into musical sounds. Familiarize yourself with the staff, five horizontal lines and four spaces that represent different pitches. The bottom line is E, and the top line is F.


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04/13/2023 7:17 pm
#2 Originally Posted by: ChristopherSchlegel

I explain the basics of reading standard notation starting here.


https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson/10272


If you are completely new to using the musical alphabet I suggest starting at this earlier tutorial.


https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson/11078


And if you are looking for beginner material to practice you can use these tutorials of simple melodies that gradually cover all the strings in the basic positions.


https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson/11107


https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/1014/


https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial/1024/


Hope that helps!  Please ask more if necessary!


 

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04/26/2023 10:53 am

To read and play standard notation, you need to understand the basics of the five lines and four spaces on a staff. The notes are represented by oval shapes that are placed on the lines or spaces, with the position of the note indicating the pitch. You also need to learn the note names such as A, B, C, D, E, F, or G. Each note has a specific duration represented by a symbol, such as a quarter note, half note, or whole note. To play the notes, you need to learn the fingerings for your instrument and practice reading the notes on the staff while playing them. It is important to practice regularly to improve your skills and become comfortable reading and playing standard notation.


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