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Posted by Warren on July 04, 2000 at 09:56:08:

In Reply to: Please help, complete beginner... posted by Mark Hankins on July 03, 2000 at 16:59:24:

Hey Mark, I can give you a description of the notes, but you might need a little musical knowledge to understand, i'm not sure tho. The lowest string on your bass is an E string. Each time you move your hand up one fret (towards the body of the bass) you are raising the pitch by one half step. All strings are tuned a fourth above the lower string, which means playing fifth fret on your E string is the same as playing an open A string (the next string on the bass). This Means from lowest to highest, your strings are E-A-D-G . Using the "fret theory" you can find out what each note on the neck is, provided that you understand a piano keyboard. When you raise and F a half step, you get and F#. But when you raise a B a half step, it results in a C. On a piano there is only a half step between b&c and e&f. I hope this is useful to you

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