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Quiz Answer:
The note between the “F” note & the “G” note is most commonly called the “F#” note.

“Now let’s take a closer look at playing the High E string without pressing any frets”.

-When playing a string without fretting you are playing the Open String.

-Imagine , if you will, that the Nut is a fret (Fig.1).
This is effectively what is happening when you play the open string.
Similar to a fret, the Nut becomes the endpoint of the vibrating string.
-The same 1 note interval is maintained when moving from the “Open E note” to the first fret “F note”  as with any  “1 fret change” anywhere on the fretboard.

Fig.1 When you play an Open string, it’s as if you are pressing behind an imaginary fret (The nut).
The above image illustrates this concept.

-Referring to the High E string; if the 3rd fret is the G note and the 2nd fret is the F# note and the 1st fret is the F note then it only stands to reason that as you move down to the next tone (the open string) it is called the E# note Right?

NOT TRUE!
Logically that would stand to reason.  However,
the “E note” has no sharp (F has no flat).
It is one of two exceptions.
The other being the “B note”.
“The Bs & Es do not have Sharps” We will review this fundamental rule shortly.

-You are actually playing the “E note” when you play the High E string “Open”.  Hence Its Name The “High E String”.

Quiz:  Which of the following is not a note?
1) A#  2) B#  3) C#  4) D#

 

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