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Just wondering...

Krimson

Much nerdy love

Joined: Jun 01 2008

Hey guys. I just picked up a guitar a couple of months ago and started playing (actually had it tuned completely wrong until a friend explained to me that guitar tabs are upside down :? ). One thing I've noticed is that if you go up a string (standard tuning) and up (toward the body) four to five frets, you get the same note but it sounds...deeper? I don't know how to explain it. I don't know anything at all about music and was wondering why this is.

Re: Just wondering...

Takoon

Section Leader

Location: Home

Joined: Jun 11 2008

Even though notes are the same, the tone quality can be different because of the string quality. The larger strings have a deeper tone quality, even though they are exactly the same note as the note on the string below it.

It's like if a man sings a note, and then a woman sings the same note. It'll be a different quality, even though it's the same.

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Re: Just wondering...

Krimson

Much nerdy love

Joined: Jun 01 2008

Oh, ok. That makes a lot of sense. Thanks