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The Bottom E String on the Guitar – Neck Knowldege

Learning the notes on the guitar can be quite daunting at first but with a little patience in can be done quickly. This lesson deals with the E string

Below I created an image to show the notes of the bottom E string – the, ‘Bottom’ refers to it’s sound and not it’s position on the guitar.

To clarify further, the ‘Bottom’ E string is the thickest string.

The image below shows that if with fret the bottom ‘E‘ on the first fret this gives us an ‘F‘.

Furthermore if we fret the 3rd fret we produce a, ‘G‘ note.

We can go on – 5th Fret = A, 7th Fret = B and the 8th Fret gives us C etc

Barre Chords

If we want to this this further we can now find ‘movable’ chords – or Barre chords.

The chords below played are played at the 1st fret. If we move each shape we change the root note.

At the first fret the root note is ‘F

F, Fm, F7, Fm7 and F5

Barre chords on the first fret using the E string as root

Therefore if we play the above chords on the 3rd fret we now get: G, Gm, G7, Gm7 and G5

If we play the above chords on the 5th fret we now get: A, Am, A7, Am7 and A5

So now if we play the above chords on the 7th fret we now get: B, Bm, B7, Bm7 and B5

and so on…

Scales

A Minor(natural)

Below is the A minor scale or Aeolian scale. The root note(A) is on the 5th fret as indicated above. The circled numbers below show the root note of A.

Moving the scale below we can get other minor scales.

If we move it to the 3rd fret we get the G minor scale

Using the same pattern and moving it to the 7th fret we get the B minor scale

If we now move it to the 8rd fret we get the C minor scale

and so on…

A Minor Aeolian Scale

A Major

Next we have the A major scale or Ionian scale. The root note(A) is on the 5th fret as indicated above. The circled numbers below show the root note of A.

Moving the scale below we can get other major scales.

If we move it to the 3rd fret we get the G major scale

By moving it to the 7th fret we get the B major scale

If we now move it to the 8rd fret we get the C major scale

Further still is we can now look at the A minor pentatonic scale. The root note(A) is on the 5th fret as indicated above. The circled numbers below show the root note of A.

Moving the scale below we can get other pentatonic minor scales.

If we move it to the 3rd fret we get the G pentatonic minor scale

So now if we move it to the 7th fret we get the B pentatonic minor scale

Next if we move it to the 8rd fret we get the C pentatonic minor scale

And finally we have the A blues scale. The root note(A) is on the 5th fret as indicated above. The circled numbers below show the root note of A.

Moving the scale below we can get other blues scales.

So If we move it to the 3rd fret we get the G blues scale

Therefore Moving the pattern to the 7th fret we get the B blues scale

Next if we move it to the 8rd fret we get the C blues scale

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Updated: February 24, 2017 — 3:26 am

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