12 Tones, Half Step Apart
We start this session series with our musical ruler. This will help us track tone names, fret by fret, first on string 6.
Here’s how our theory system starts…
There are 12 tones. They are 1 half step [1 fret] up or down to the next.
There 7 Naturals & 5 sharps/flats.
The sharp [#] raises a natural one half step and the flat [b] lowers a natural one half step. There are 2 more naturals than sharps/flats, therefore, there are two place that naturals ‘touch’. These are naturally occuring half steps between B/C & E/F.