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					                                           Note Names on the 2nd String
                                           By Christopher Schlegel




Now we are on the 2nd string, the B string. As we've already learned, the note that sounds when we play the B string open (at
the "zero fret") is called B. If we hold down the B string at the first fret, we make the amount of string allowed to ring a little bit
shorter and thus a little bit higher in pitch. It is now called the note C. If we hold down the B string at the third fret, we make
the amount of string allowed to ring a bit shorter again and thus a bit higher in pitch. It is now called the note D.

We do this one more time by holding down the B string at the fifth fret. This makes the amount of string allowed to ring shorter
again and thus higher in pitch again. It is now called the note E. And here we arrive at a very important concept on the guitar.

The note E that sounds at the 5th fret of the B string is the exact same note E that sounds at the open E string (the "zero fret").

On the guitar it is possible to play the same exact note (pitch) in more than one place. This is how and why it is possible to
use one string to tune another on the guitar, also.

So now we know how to play 4 different notes on the B string!

Zero fret - B
1st fret - C
3rd fret - D
5th fret - E

You can keep going up the string holding down higher frets, playing higher sounding notes. For now we'll stop at the 5th fret.
We'll get to those higher notes later. You may have noticed that we skipped the 2nd and 4th frets again. We'll get to those
later, too. For now, let's learn something to do with the notes on these two strings; the E and B strings.




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