The notes you have learned to play so far in position 1 are called Naturals
These are notes that are named after a letter, such as A, B, C, etc…
The notes that fall in between Naturals are called Accidentals.
There are two kinds of accidentals called Sharps
which are written like this:
We think of accidentals as being natural notes that have been shifted up or down.
If the accidental is formed by raising a note up, we call it a Sharp (#).
For example, if you raise D up by one fret, it becomes D#.
If the accidental is formed by lowering the note down, we call it a Flat (b)
For example, if you lower E by one fret, it becomes Eb.
We will learn later how decide if it is better to call something a sharp or a flat.
If neither one is specified, just guess.
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