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The_Axis
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Help with learning to read music for guitar

Post by The_Axis » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:10 am

Hello everyone,
So I have finally started working on reading music. I am grasping it rather well and am very excited as I finally understand why everyone told me it was more detailed than tab.

I must admit I am confused on a piece I'm practicing reading. I am using the A section from Tarrega's Lagrima and I have found in the first 2 chords all sheet music show the second chord with an F and an A note. Now that would put the F on the 3rd fret of the D string from my understanding ... which isn't correct to any tab or to the song as I know it. I know I'm confused or making a mistake as all sheet music for Lagrima are the same notes. Could anyone help me? Anyone notice what I am doing wrong or missing? Also could anyone recommend good sources for learning to read music? Either books or online.

Thank you, this is driving me nuts!

The_Axis
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Re: Help with learning to read music for guitar

Post by The_Axis » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:37 am

I figured out my problem, I misunderstood the meaning of the Key Signiture. So the sharps after the clef affect all notes and not just those lines correct?

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Re: Help with learning to read music for guitar

Post by astro64 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:39 am

It is an F#, 4th fret.

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Re: Help with learning to read music for guitar

Post by ronjazz » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:44 am

Start with any beginner book, Mel bay, Alfred, etc, Vol.1; they have all the answers you will need for a while. Doesn't even have to be classical.
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Re: Help with learning to read music for guitar

Post by Robin » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:26 am

The_Axis wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:37 am
I figured out my problem, I misunderstood the meaning of the Key Signiture. So the sharps after the clef affect all notes and not just those lines correct?
Yes, that's correct. The key signature alters the notes indicated in all octaves or locations. The A section of Lagrima is in E Major. The B section is in e minor.
Kudos to you for learning to read music!

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Robin
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