Our 3rd open string, we get the note of G. We also have a G on the 3rd fret of the first string. Why, oh why would we do that to ourselves??? First of all, a piano has seven and a half octaves (more on Octaves later…) which gives us 88 notes. So, we’d run out of alphabet anyway.
In music, we only use the first 7 letters of the alphabet. Because of this, we have to re-use some of our notes over and over again.
If we had some way to measure the number of times that the strings vibrated, we would see that the open G vibrated at half the speed of the first string 3rd fret G. Because of that relationship between the notes, we can use them over and over.
As previously mentioned, the open third string gives us a G. Holding down the 2nd fret of the third string gives us an A. Here they are:
Here are some exercises to knock these two new notes home:
A repeat sign tells us that we are going to play a section of music over again. It can be a section sandwiched between 2 repeat signs or it can simply go back to the beginning of the song
Play in the Key of YOU!