The pitch is varied to agreater degree by vibrating with the frettinghand.
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efinitions for Special Guitar Notation
Guitar music can be notated three different ways: on a
, and in
Notes:Strings:highlowopen D chord4th string, 2nd fret1st & 2nd stringsopen, played together
are written above thestaff. Strum chords in the rhythm indicated.Use the chord diagrams found at the topof the first page of the transcription forthe appropriate chord voicings. Roundnoteheads indicate single notes.
the muSiCal StaFF
shows pitches andrhythms and is divided by bar lines intomeasures. Pitches are named after the firstseven letters of the alphabet.
graphically represents theguitar fingerboard. Each horizontal linerepresents a string, and each numberrepresents a fret.
Strike the note and bendup 1/2 step.
Strike the note andbend up one step.
bend and releaSe:
Strike the note andbend up as indicated, then release backto the original note. Only the first note isstruck.
The string is vibrated by rapidlybending and releasing the note with thefretting hand.
Place both fingers on the notesto be sounded. Strike the first note andwithout picking, pull the finger off to soundthe second (lower) note.
Strike the first note andthen slide the same fret-hand finger up ordown to the second note. The second noteis not struck.
Same as legato slide, exceptthe second note is struck.
Very rapidly alternate between thenotes indicated by continuously hammeringon and pulling off.
Hammer (“tap”) the fret indicatedwith the pick-hand index or middle fingerand pull off to the note fretted by the frethand.
Bend the note as indicated,then strike it.
pre-bend and releaSe:
Bend the noteas indicated. Strike it and release the bendback to the original note.
Strike the two notessimultaneously and bend the lower note upto the pitch of the higher.
GraCe note bend:
Strike the note andimmediately bend up as indicated.
SliGht (miCrotone) bend:
Strike thenote and bend up 1/4 step.
Strike the first (lower) notewith one finger, then sound the higher note(on the same string) with another finger byfretting it without picking.