This is where most of the guitarists give up, either they try to learn the guitar music sheet and gradually lose their interest because of laziness or too much overwhelming etc. But if we try to break the learning technique into chunks then we can able to grab on atleast how the guitar sheet music looks like isn’t it??
Now lets get into the learning business and see how the guitar music sheet looks like and what all are the terminologies linked to it –
GUITAR MUSIC SHEET TERMINOLOGY
The Staff denotes the lines and spaces that withhelds the notes that is being played. The bottom line denotes E(4th string, 2 fret) and the top line denotes F(1st string, 1st Fret)
It denotes the lines that is below or above the staff.
In music sheet, the treble clef circles the G note, you can see in below picture.
Generally in musical language, it is abbreviated as “Every Good Boy Does Fine”, which is easy to memorize.
FACE is the word that is used as acronym for memorizing space.
It denotes the key on which the guitar player is on, whether its sharp or flat.
These notes that does not occur in the key, they are generally denoted as a sharp symbol, natural symbol or flat symbol.
It tells you how many beats played in a measure, basically top number denotes the beats in one measure. In the below picture its 4 quarter notes that are played in one measure.
Bars are the lines that divides the guitar music sheet horizontally into measures.
Following are the basic notes : Quarter notes, Half notes and Whole notes. Also there are 32 notes(1/8), 16 notes(1/4) and 8 notes(1/2).
They denote the pause or the place where the musician doesn’t play.
A dot next to a notes is considered as 3 beats.
They denote cumulative of notes.
Played as pull-offs or hammer-on.
Repeat by playing from previous two dots.
String marking – On the guitar music sheet, it is denoted above the note instructing the player what sting he/she is supposed to play.