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Guitar Techniques - - Lesson: Rockschool -

So­farinthisseries,we­haveseen­thatthe five­li­ne­sand­fourspace­soft­hes­taveeach rep­re­sen­tad­if­fer­ent­note.Asyou’llal­readybe aware,thenum­berofd­if­fer­ent­pitches avail­ableon­the­gui­tar­farex­ceed­s­the­sum to­taloftheni­nenotes­rep­re­sent­ed­bythe stave.Ones­o­lu­tion­toth­is­prob­lemisto ex­tendthes­tave­byaddingex­tra­li­nescalled ‘legerlines’.Legerlines(com­mon­lymis­spelt as‘ledger’lines)can­beaddedei­ther­aboveor be­lowthe­clefi­norder­toex­tendtherangeby anex­traoc­taveinei­therdi­rec­tion.

Th­elow­est­li­ne­ofthes­tave­properisE: there­fore,thes­paceim­me­di­ately­be­lowitisD, whichisatone­down­fromE.Godown an­oth­er­tone­fromDandwear­riveatC,which iswhere­ween­coun­ter­our­firstlegerline;this oneis­notjus­tanyC,bu­tal­so­hap­pen­stobe ‘mid­dleC’on­thep­i­ano.Thelegerlineis show­nasafloat­inghor­i­zon­tallinethatis slight­ly­widerthanthenote-hea­d­it­self.More leg­erli­nes­can­beadded­be­low‘mid­dleC’to ac­cesspro­gres­sive­ly­low­er­notes:AandF.The spaces­be­tween­thelegerli­ne­sare­of­cour­sein al­pha­bet­icalorder­fromhigh­tolow:D,B,G and­fi­nal­lythes­pace­be­low­thethirdlegerline, whichise­quiv­a­lent­tothe­gui­tar’sopen­sixth (bot­tomE)string.

Notesabovethes­taveareaddedinex­actly the­same­way.The­firstlegerlin­e­abovethe staveisA,thesec­on­dledger­lineisCandthe

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