# Thread: Recognising Frets ? ? ? ?

1. ## Recognising Frets ? ? ? ?

though trying to learn as much as i can from this forum; i am still doubtful about the fret nos. and recognizing them.

Can anyone help?

2. well,
u can memorise them by either remembering them as fret 1 or 2 and so on.
like,if u are given tabs as:-
e-1---2--4

that wld mean u have to play fret numbers 1,2 and 4 on lower e.
u have to memorise the fret numbers which u wld do as u count them.

also, there is a sequencing like
E,F,F#,G,G#,A,A#,B,C,C#,D,D#

so suppose,if u are on string e(first string,lower e) then the first fret in that first string wld be F and the second fret wld be F# and so on.

hope u got an explination to what u wanted.

3. thanks a lot this makes me understand better; however i understood your first 2 para. but the rest is slight confuding,
like the sequencing part

E,F,F#,G,G#,A,A#,B,C,C#,D,D#

here "E" is this the lower e you spoke about in the first line........ ok wait i think i got it

is it like E,F,F# would be

1st and 2nd fret on the lower e........ thisk i am right and if so then G,G# would be 2nd fret on g.

Correct i think i am asking too much, but have to cause i am a novice

4. IGTIAN
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The frets are the metal strips across your fingerboard, so the first of those is your first fret. Maybe you already know this. Now each fret represents an increment of a semi-tone, or so called "half a note".

So going from the open string (or 0 fret) each fret adds on those many semi-tones. The first fret adds 1 semi-tone, the 10th fret adds 10 semi-tones. So if you were playing the 7th fret on the G string, it would be G + 7 semi-tones = D (G (0); G#, A, Bb, B, C, C#, D (7))

Then G,G# would be 2nd fret on g.
No. G is the 0th fret or the open G string. G# is the first fret, A is the 2nd fret on the G string.

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thanks for the help

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