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Chords Leve l 1
Bandwa g on Mu s i c S t ud i o s
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The Frets
The part of the neck where you place your
chord hand fingers to play is called the
fingerboard or fretboard.
When you look at the fingerboard on the guitar
you will see that are pieces of metal all the way
along. These pieces of metal are called fret
wires. In between each of these fret wires is
called a fret. You put your fingers in these
frets when you play the guitar.
The fret closest to the head of the guitar is
fret number 1. The fret numbers get higher as
you move towards the body of the guitar. As
you move towards the body you’ll notice that
the sound gets higher. Because the sounds get
higher this is called going up the guitar. Of
course when you move towards the head it is
called going down the guitar.
When you play the guitar with no fingers on
this is called the zero fret or the open fret.
Notice that in the same fret you could put a
finger on each of the strings e.g. you can play
fret 1 on string 1, fret 1 on string 2, fret 1 on
string 3, fret 1 on string 4, fret 1 on string 5
and fret 1 on string 6.
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