C First Fret- Transposing Instruments

As we continue our musical alphabet, moving downward from the pitch D, we arrive at the pitch C.


On the staff, the note C is written in the third space.


Find string number 2 on your guitar and place the first finger of your fretboard hand just behind fret number 1.


Try to hold the note C first fret.


Practice Measure 1

Measure number 1 contains only a whole note, which rings for four beats. Play measure 1 now and count out loud as the note C rings through four beats.



This note stops sounding at beat number 1 in the next measure, so be sure to let the note ring for its full value.