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Offline Guitar_noob

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Names of the open strings
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:21:02 pm »

I've just translated the video about the name of the open strings (

The funny rhymes Justin gives are for English only. I've decided to keep the original English rhymes (and translated their meaning in French). I guess it's okay if you want to learn the name of the chords in English, but not if you want to use the French names (Mi La Ré Sol Si Mi).

What would you recommend ? Should I replace the English rhymes of the video by French ones ?

Offline jacksroadhouse

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Re: Names of the open strings
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 11:44:57 pm »
Tricky one. Accuracy would suggest keeping the English rhyme. Practicality would suggest to use a French rhyme/mnemonic.

I'm more of a practical person.

And when I started, I memorized the strings with a German mnemonic ("Eine alte Dame geht Hering essen" - boring, but effective).

Today I like Eddie better, though. Much more "spirit of rock" :D


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