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Chords Leve l 2
Bandwa gon Mu s i c S t ud i o s
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Here is an example of the alphabet on the guitar. Again B – C and E – F are the only notes a semitone
apart.
Notes that are separated by a tone have a note
in between. These notes are collectively called
accidentals. (The plain notes are collectively
called naturals.) There are two types of
accidentals -
Sharp which means any note one semitone higher.
The sign for a sharp is #.
Flat which means any note one semitone lower. The
sign for a flat is b.
A
A#
Bb
B
C
C#
Db
D
D#
Eb
E
F
F#
Gb
G
G#
Ab
A
Notice there are no accidentals between B-C
and E-F. There are only a semitone apart and
therefore can have no note in between. By
remembering this you can figure out the
alphabet easily - all other natural note
combinations have an accidental in between.
To name the bar chords you must know the
name of the chord in the open or first fret and
from there you can figure the rest out using
your knowledge of the alphabet. In the
following pages the basic bar chord shapes are
shown. The names of the chords are given for
the open and some other frets. You must figure
the rest out.
Here the piano showing the full alphabet.
A B C D E F G A
A#
C# D#
F#
G#
Bb
Db
Eb
Gb Ab
A B C D E F G
A
A B C D E F G A