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« Last Edit: May 13, 2011, 05:32:50 pm by justinguitar »
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Re: TB-006 • How To Understand Tones And Semitones
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 07:05:45 am »
hi  :)
i did memorise the note circle...
but in TB-007, you have mentioned "You will need to know your Note Circle too to make sure you know where the sharps and flats are!"
now what is sharp n flat??!!
do u suggest that real beginners should have a theory book next to them or a dictionary to check on words like sharps and flats?? ???

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Re: TB-006 • How To Understand Tones And Semitones
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 09:50:11 am »
A# - A sharp
Bb - B flat

sharp - the note a semitone higher
flat - the note a semitone lower

In this example A# & Bb are the same note

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Re: TB-006 • How To Understand Tones And Semitones
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 10:22:58 pm »
so.... I'm a little confused by what exactly is a tone and semitone. is it like a half step or a whole step?

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Re: TB-006 • How To Understand Tones And Semitones
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2012, 10:36:31 pm »
Yep Tone = whole step, semitone = half step

Every fret on your fretboard = 1 semitone

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Re: TB-006 • How To Understand Tones And Semitones
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012, 08:03:52 am »
A little warning: I've seen guitar videos on YT where people said things like "For Eb tuning tune down one step" - which was supposed to be a semitone. "Step" is a somewhat elusive term.

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Re: TB-006 • How To Understand Tones And Semitones
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 02:30:54 am »
Question on the note circle. Considering the low E string, if each step is a fret with f being the first fret, are Gb and f# on the same fret since they are the same note?

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Re: TB-006 • How To Understand Tones And Semitones
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 02:33:12 am »
@bud,

Yep.

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