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Oct 9, 2021 - 4:55:23 PM
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675 posts since 6/8/2005

Yet another chart. (Sorry!)

If you start on a G note on the 4th string at the 5th fret and count up 12 frets you end up at an octave interval or a G at the 17th fret. This G at the 17th fret is the exact same note as:

1.) The 5th string
2.) The 3rd string at the 12th fret
3.) The 2nd string at the 8th fret
4.) The 1st string at the 5th fret

Starting at the 1st string at the 5th fret, if you play the note pairs in the chart below, you can hear the names of the all the intervals and see the translated fret distances. (chromatic scale)

What is this for? Maybe it's just one way to have a visual reference for interval names and fret distances. Maybe you would like to hear how it sounds? If it doesn't make sense to you now, then maybe file it away for a later date. By the way, knowing the names of all the notes on your banjo is a good thing.

PS - Click on the graphic below to see a better resolution.

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Edited by - banjola1 on 10/09/2021 17:09:41

Oct 10, 2021 - 6:20:10 AM
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Pat,
I enjoy your charts and their explanations. You provide easy to understand guidance in understanding music theory and relationships between notes, scales, and chords and also in understanding the language of music in general.
No matter where a person is along his musical journey it seems there is always much more to learn and understand.
Please continue to share your knowledge.
Thank You

Oct 13, 2021 - 7:08:49 PM

Fathand

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11822 posts since 2/7/2008

When you say "play the note pairs" do you mean play them simultaneously like a 2 note chord or one after the other?

Also, I hear the term minor 2nd or minor 3rd used, is that the same as a flatted 2nd or 3rd?

Oct 13, 2021 - 7:34:37 PM

675 posts since 6/8/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Fathand

When you say "play the note pairs" do you mean play them simultaneously like a 2 note chord or one after the other?

Also, I hear the term minor 2nd or minor 3rd used, is that the same as a flatted 2nd or 3rd?


You could play them as the music is shown or as chord tones - either way. See the chart in the thread I previously posted called "Intervals."

A minor second is a fret distance of 1.

A minor third is a fret distance of 3. 

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