Guitar Reading Accidentals

Now we will learn how to read accidentals in music notation.

Here is an example of what an accidental looks like:

This note would be called G-sharp and is equivalent to the note one fret above G.

In music notation, the accidental goes in front of the note.

Here is an example of the same note written in two different ways:

The first note is called C-sharp, the second is called D-flat.

Both represent the note that is in between C and D on the fretboard.

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