INotation Question.

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Bluez Dawg, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Ok I'm playing a peice that has quarter notes "1 beat" notes.

    its E string Open E f g a ( when they mean A its the Pressed down A and not the open A correct?
  2. Vampyre


    Dec 9, 2004
    they are both the same note so you can play whichever seems more comfortable.
  3. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    This thread provides lots of insight on the subject.
  4. if I did e f g "open a" sounds better then if I did e f g "pressed down a", but sence its basicullay all on the e string it must be a pressed a.
  5. Vampyre


    Dec 9, 2004
    it can be played either way. If it is easier for you to play it fretting the "A" then play it like that. However, this is not any more correct than playing the open "A" even in the example you are giving.

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