Going up an octave

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vicente22

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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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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?

jarkko.eklund

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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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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.

stevelankford313

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And what about chords?

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And what about chords?

ChristopherSchlegel

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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.

https://www.guitartricks.com/collection/triads-and-inversions

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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.

https://www.guitartricks.com/collection/triads-and-inversions

Christopher Schlegel
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luckjust728

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Originally Posted by: jarkko.eklund

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.

Now I see a significant difference that I didn't understand before. I never thought that the thickness of the string could affect the sound so much.

I recently chose new strings with the reviews on this source https://www.guitarguide.xyz/best-strings-for-stratocaster/ After reading the opinion of people who used this or that option, I realized how much the thickness of the strings and their appearance affects the original sound. Now I take their choice more seriously.

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Originally Posted by: jarkko.eklund

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.

Now I see a significant difference that I didn't understand before. I never thought that the thickness of the string could affect the sound so much.

I recently chose new strings with the reviews on this source https://www.guitarguide.xyz/best-strings-for-stratocaster/ After reading the opinion of people who used this or that option, I realized how much the thickness of the strings and their appearance affects the original sound. Now I take their choice more seriously.