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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Matthew Bryson, Jul 31, 2002.


  1. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Okay, I don't have much formal education so I'm not sure if I'm even asking this right. When you write a note on the staff (right word?) the top line is A (I think) so to write a high C you have to draw in an extra line above the normal lines. If I were to the write the D# that is at the 20th fret on my 1st string (tuned to G) - would I need to write in 5 "extra lines" to write this note in standard notation and 6 extras to write the highest G I have on my 24 fret bass? Or is there a different way to handle these high notes when writing in standard notation? I hope this isn't too confusing, sorry I don't have all the correct terminology. Mods please move this I posted in the wrong place. Thanks all. I'm a negative creep I'm a negative creep a negative creep and I'm stooooooned!
     
  2. JP Bassman

    JP Bassman

    Jun 18, 2001
    Jersey/DC
    which string are you considering the 1st string? I assume you mean standard, EADG, if so, then yes.
     
  3. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Thank you. Yes, I'm talking about a four string in standard tuning - 1st string tuned to G. One last question - what are these "extra lines" called?
     
  4. boomerang

    boomerang Guest

    Dec 9, 2001
    Canada
    Ledger lines I believe.
     
  5. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    The first high C you are talking about is referred to as "middle C". It is directly between the bass and the treble clefs.
     
  6. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    I had thought that middle C was at the 3rd fret on my A string. is that an octave below middle C - and middle C is at the 5th fret of my G string? Where exactly is middle C at on my fret board?
     
  7. JP Bassman

    JP Bassman

    Jun 18, 2001
    Jersey/DC
    middle c, as in the center of a keyboard and as the direct center of the treble and bass cleffs, the G string, 5th fret, as far as i know.
     
  8. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    thank you.
     
  9. JP Bassman

    JP Bassman

    Jun 18, 2001
    Jersey/DC
    anyitme.

    i just hope i'm right :)