There are plenty of guitarists out there that would love to learn how to read standard notation, but only know how to read tab. While some players just haven’t had the time or put in the effort to learn how to read standard notation, many just aren’t sure how to start or how to translate their knowledge of tab into standard notation comprehension. Luckily, we stumbled upon a fantastic chart that will help you learn how to read standard notation fast and quite easily.
The chart below should help you learn how to read standard notation and memorize the guitar fretboard. For example, the note at the 7th fret of the low E (6th) string is B. The exact same pitch can also be found on the 2nd fret of the A (5th) string. If you were trying to read a piece of music and saw a note in that location (between the first and second ledger lines below the staff), you would know what options are available for you to play that note.
– The letters along the top from left to right are the note names of the strings from the thickest to the thinnest string.
– The numbers indicate the fret location, from 0 (not fretted) all the way up to the 24th fret (if your guitar spans two octaves).
– The letters down the right hand side indicate the note name at that particular fret number and string.
Let us know what you think of this chart in the comments and if it does indeed help you learn how to read standard notation quickly!