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Lesson 1: The musical alphabet for guitar

In this lesson we’re going to be looking at the musical alphabet. The alphabet is one of the first things you do when you learn any new language, and the same is true for the language of music.  Before we learn anything new, I think it’s really important to understand why we’re learning it. So let me tell you why the musical alphabet deserves its own lesson. Why the musical alphabet is important Any song you’ve ever heard, or learned to play, was written using the musical alphabet. It’s the building block for musical scales and keys. Understanding it, and its rules, will help you to work out melodies by ear as we move through this course. During this lesson, I’m going to be referring to the piano because it will really help you to visualize the theory. But, don’t worry, you don’t need any prior knowledge of the piano at all in order to be able to follow along.  You’re not going to be playing your guitar for the first couple of lessons because they're about understanding the rules o