# doubt

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by chirag11kapoor, Nov 23, 2005.

1. ### chirag11kapoorNew Member

Hi,
I dont know whether this place is right for asking such questions . but i will ask this one.
Whats the interval between the first two strings in the guitar e & b
its e f g a b= 4 notes if u at look at it this way
&
b c d e =3 notes . if u c it this way.
please excuse me if u find this a dumb question

2. ### bjrLady of the Evening

It depends. As you know, the notes keep repeating themselves after every 12 intervals so it's a circle really. Imagine a clock and replace each of the numbers with a note. You'll have the arrangement of notes and you shall find that you can go from B to E either way. If you go clockwise, you shall be going higher and thus will reach the B note that is higher than the E note and if you go anticlockwise, you shall be going to an octave lower than the E.

Actually when you're going from B to E on the 1st 2 strings, you are going to the E higher than the B note on the second string. Thus, the difference will be B, C , C#, D, D#, E......i.e-a gap of 4 frets between the two.

3. ### ambush_RASTA_man_

e of the first string i of higher frequency than b
you have to progress from lower frequency to higher
ie b c d e
or actually B,C,C#,D,D#,E