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Tom The Piddler

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L&MG on sale at Learn and Master.com

15 January 2019 - 02:02 PM

Noticed for the last few weeks that all the courses offered by Learn and Master are now $89 (USD)...  and a special bundle offer of $69 (USD) for other courses when you order L&M Guitar. Wonder how long this will last?

 

https://www.learnandmaster.com/

 

PS:  I have no affiliation with L&M other than being an owner of a L&M Guitar course.


Site seems mostly safe

17 July 2018 - 01:47 PM

Thanks!

 

The SSL Client Certificate is good until January 15, 2019.  Hope you will renew it.

 


Jorma Kaukonen gives Dan Erlewine a FingerPicking Lesson

15 July 2018 - 06:20 PM

After Dan Erlewine put new tuners on Jorma Kaukonen's Martin M-30, Jorma returned the favor by giving an impromptu lesson in FingerPicking! He also shows how he strings up his Martin.

 

Click here...

 

Enjoy!

 

PS:  cross-posted to Learn & Master Guitar Set-Up & Maintenance


Jorma Kaukonen gives Dan Erlewine a FingerPicking Lesson

15 July 2018 - 02:44 PM

After Dan Erlewine put new tuners on Jorma Kaukonen's Martin M-30, Jorma returned the favor by giving an impromptu lesson in FingerPicking! He also shows how he strings up his Martin.

 

Click here...

 

Enjoy!

 

PS:  cross-posted to Learn & Master Fingerstyle Guitar


Fretboard: Notes, Octaves, Staffs and Hz - Right and Left Handed

10 February 2018 - 02:45 PM

Originally Posted 28 December 2015 - 08:26 PM:  numbers in (  )'s are downloads of the original post.

 

Octave Notes:  a different perspective of the Fretboard and Staff and Stuff,  by utilizing "Scientific Pitch Notation" and its data.

 

For all you Guitar and Bass Players,  here are some PDF Files you will want to add to your reference library:

 

But first, some things you may get from them:

1)    How Octaves look on the Fretboard

2)    How Notes and Octaves apply to the Guitar and Bass Staff,  and how that directly relates to the Fretboard and visa versa

 

3)    Could help in learning the Notes on the Fretboard

 

4)    Data for intonation:  the Hertz way

 

5)    Octave ranges for singers and tuning notes for other string instruments

6)    Actual number of the kind of Octave Notes (Scientific Pitch Notation) on a Fretboard,  and the number of each Octave Note there is  i.e.:  there are 3 G5’s, 4 A3’s etc…  for sure this is just information,  or is it?

7)    Relationship between a Guitar and Piano Music Staff

 

 

Everyone needs the following file.  It is the Octave Table with Hz ("scientific pitch notation" and data),  tuning information for stringed instruments,  singing voice ranges and a few other tidbits.  Nothing fancy, 1 page in length.  It also is the foundation for the rest of the files in this post.  Best viewed and printed as Letter Size - Tall.

 

>>>>    Attached File  Octave and Frequency Table and Other Info.pdf   55.92KB   44 downloads    <<<<   (345)

 

 

 

"Octave Notes - a different perspective of the Fretboard and Staff and Stuff,  by utilizing "Scientific Pitch Notation" and its data."

 

 

Total Notes on the Fretboard:    (each 1 page, Letter Size)

 

     Guitar       Attached File  Guitar - Total Notes by Octaves.pdf   30.53KB   47 downloads    18 to 24 Frets  (180)

 

     Bass         Attached File  Bass - Total Notes by Octaves.pdf   25.05KB   34 downloads    21 to 24 Frets  (150)

 

 

Fretboard Notes, Octaves, Staff and Hz:  (each 1 page in size,  and are best viewed and printed as Legal Size - Wide)

 

Right-handed Guitar:

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Guitar - 18 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   30.32KB   32 downloads    (95)

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Guitar - 19 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   30.56KB   28 downloads    (185)

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Guitar - 20 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   30.7KB   32 downloads    (230)

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Guitar - 21 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   30.95KB   28 downloads    (190)

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Guitar - 22 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   31.18KB   33 downloads    (195)

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Guitar - 23 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   31.41KB   26 downloads    (170)

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Guitar - 24 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   31.65KB   30 downloads    (185)

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Guitar - 24 Frets with Octaves and Frequencies (Hz).pdf   35.41KB   33 downloads  Data for intonation  (285)

 

Left-handed Guitar:

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Guitar - 18 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   30.58KB   28 downloads    (55)

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Guitar - 19 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   30.49KB   25 downloads    (150)

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Guitar - 20 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   30.64KB   31 downloads    (150)

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Guitar - 21 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   30.97KB   31 downloads    (175)

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Guitar - 22 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   30.6KB   29 downloads    (155)

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Guitar - 23 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   31.66KB   28 downloads    (140)

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Guitar - 24 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   31.92KB   28 downloads    (155)

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Guitar - 24 Frets with Octaves and Frequencies (Hz).pdf   35.85KB   29 downloads  Data for intonation  (265)

 

 

Staffs with Octaves Shown:    (each 1 page in size,  and are best viewed and printed as Legal Size - Wide)

 

       Attached File  Staff - Guitar.pdf   25.33KB   37 downloads    (170)

 

       Attached File  Staff - Bass.pdf   25.23KB   33 downloads    (130)

 

       Attached File  Staffs - Guitar and Bass.pdf   27.88KB   34 downloads    (145)

 

       Attached File  Staffs - Guitar and Bass - Aligned.pdf   79.81KB   29 downloads    (165)

 

       Attached File  Staffs - Guitar and Bass - Combined.pdf   26.64KB   28 downloads  -  the "Grand Staff" with the Piano Staff reference  (170)

 

 

Here are the Bass Guitar files...   (each 1 page in size,  and are best viewed and printed as Legal Size - Wide)

 

Right-handed Bass Guitar:

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Bass - 21 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   28.78KB   29 downloads    (135)

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Bass - 22 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   28.96KB   27 downloads    (150)

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Bass - 23 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   29.06KB   25 downloads    (155)

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Bass - 24 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   29.3KB   25 downloads    (150)

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Bass - 24 Frets with Octaves and Frequencies (Hz).pdf   33.28KB   33 downloads   Data for intonation  (150)

 

Left-handed Bass Guitar:

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Bass - 21 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   28.9KB   32 downloads     (155)

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Bass - 22 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   28.96KB   33 downloads     (120)

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Bass - 23 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   29.17KB   30 downloads     (135)

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Bass - 24 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   29.23KB   31 downloads     (145)

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Bass - 24 Frets with Octaves and Frequencies (Hz).pdf   33.59KB   35 downloads  Data for intonation. (135)

 

 

And for the unique:

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Guitar played Left-Handed - 24 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   32.16KB   28 downloads    (145)

 

       Attached File  Right-handed Bass played Left-handed - 24 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   29.55KB   30 downloads    (135)

 

 

And for the really unique:

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Guitar Played Right-handed - 24 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   31.88KB   28 downloads    (150)

 

       Attached File  Left-handed Bass played Right-handed - 24 Frets with Octaves and Staff.pdf   29.61KB   31 downloads    (155)

 

 

 

> > >   Another approach to our work here,  by utilizing another system for naming notes,  is an excellent web page by James Greenwood, musician and technologist,  titled "The notes on the Guitar Fretboard: Some visualization tools."  James uses the "Helmholtz Pitch Notation" to present his work verses our "Scientific Pitch Notation."  James' work parallels well with and adds to our work we have posted here...   < < <

 

 

 

Side Note:  After using an “A 440” tuning fork for 20+ years to tune Guitars I came to believe the “A” string was at 440 Hz,  and with the use of most electronic tuners,  it was no different.  But with this information age upon us,  a few years ago I learned the “A” string was actually “A” at 110 Hz!  (But not an “A2” yet  (A2 is the "Scientific Pitch Notation" for A at 110 Hz.))  Thus the need to find out more… 

 

It has been a fun journey,  and one I would like to share the results with you,  as the only intent of theses PDFs is to share where my curiosity has taken me.  Hope you find them informative and useful as well.
 

 

Graphic Note:  Used MicroSoft Excel to create these PDFs,  not because of any formula needs (none there),  but because I do not have a graphics program and Excel works for me, and hopefully for you too.  :-)

 

 

 

"Circle of Fifths" chart from our own L&MG Member "JoeD" - ( 1 page Letter Size - Tall )

 

>>>>     Attached File  circle of fifths - white.pdf   175.33KB   41 downloads      <<<<   ( added 1-11-18 )  (10)

 

 

 

And for the Luthier types, or anyone else, here are some Conversion Tables  (best viewed and printed as Letter Size - Tall):

 

       Attached File  Fraction of Inches To Decimals To Millimeters - 64ths.pdf   20.04KB   35 downloads    (8-27-16: corrected ML to Fl Oz)  (105)

 

       Attached File  Fraction of Inches To Decimals To Millimeters - 32nds.pdf   18.47KB   31 downloads    (8-27-16: corrected ML to Fl Oz)  (195)

 

       Attached File  Millimeters To Decimals To Fraction of Inches - 32nds.pdf   18.79KB   32 downloads    (8-27-16: corrected ML to Fl Oz)  (135)

 

 

>>>   And a few external links about Guitar Intonation and Set-Up:

 

      Short, but concise, talk about Intonation by Dana Bourgeois:  http://bourgeoisguit...ews/intonation/

 

      A Guitar is an "Equal Tempered" instrument:  the HyperPhysics Project at the Georgia State University, USA.

 

      A PDF on Basic Guitar Setup101 - Abridged - May 2015.pdf  by Charles Tauber:  2.7 MB.

 

      And Charles Taubers' Unabridged PDF version (really detailed) Basic Guitar Setup 101 Unabridged:  4.7 MB.

 

      StewMac.com's "Fret Position Calculator" and their "Fret Scale Rule Instructions."

 

 

 

Your comments, questions and suggestions are always appreciated.