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Confusing sheet music
Call open A string a D note
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roklock
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December 2, 2014 - 12:35 pm
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Hello,

I found another song I want to practice BUT the notes are confusing.  The first note they are calling D but I only know it as an open A string.  There are a couple more but this is the most often one used in this sheet music.

Here is a link to the sheet music

http://www.kitchenmusician.net.....ingham.gif

maybe jumping too far ahead in lessons?  We have covered all three finger positions in first position.  Have started fourth finger yet but looking at fingering charts it still doesn't make sense.

Thanks,

Steve

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December 2, 2014 - 12:49 pm
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Hi Steve:

That first note (above When in the lyrics) is definitely a D (open third string). The third note is an A. I see the song is in the key of G, so maybe just go over your G scale again and it might make more sense.

I hope that helps...unless I'm not understanding your question.

And welcome to the forum, by the way. :)

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Hey @roklock , I believe the notes they show above the score means that that is meant to be played on guitar, while the score is meant to be sung. Try ignoring the letters and play the score itself, see if it makes sense. :)

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Agreeing with August Toad. The large letters written above are for Guitar chords. 

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There's that "name thing" again. LOL b-slap

Gotta love it that Augusto has such a good sense of humor. cheers

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cdennyb said
There's that "name thing" again. LOL b-slap

Gotta love it that Augusto has such a good sense of humor. cheers

Haha, it happens more often than you would think! During my exchange in Taiwan, the local folk thought my name was so hard to pronounce that they would just call me "Augou" or "凱瑞" (pronounced as kai ray). Most of the other exchangers couldn't figure my name very well, so they adopted the "Augou" thing as well. It was very funny to me. XD

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augustoad said
Hey @roklock , I believe the notes they show above the score means that that is meant to be played on guitar, while the score is meant to be sung. Try ignoring the letters ...

Thanks, that makes sense to me...

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