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Standard Notation Primer

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Music is written on what is called a staff, which consists of 5 lines and the 4 spaces between those lines.

Music for the guitar is written in treble clef. Treble clef is also referred to as the G clef with the center of the clef circling the G note on the 2nd line up.

Music is divided into sections called measures by vertical lines called bar lines.

At the end of a song is a final double bar line which indicates the end of the piece.

A repeat sign is used to play a section of music again. ( Looks the same as a final double bar line only with 2 dots. )

Here is the dumb little saying to remember the names of the notes on the staff. Avoid it as much as possible.

Notes on the 1st String



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