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A Tone Alone

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We start with just the A tone alone.

We simply experiment with bouncing around on the A tone.

This can be done on all 12 tones.

guitar fretboard map for the tone a
A Tone Grids in Standard Tuning

harmonic diamond

The diamonds are harmonics.

The tablature above matches the grid. It isn't like normal tab in that each column is a moment in time. It's a map. We go in any and every order we can imagine.

Harmonics are bell/chime-like sounds. We create them by lightly touch the string over a fret without pressing and pick it.

Note: the 4, 7, and 12 frets are the tones that are under the harmonic [the harmonic tone is the same pitch as the fretted tone]. The 5 and 9 fret harmonics [and others], are not the same tone that is at the fret.