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The 12th Fret

Memorizing the name of the notes on the entire fretboard
can be a daunting task. A standard guitar has 21 or
more frets. That’s 126 or more frets to memorize…
or is it?

Realize that the 12th fret is the same note as
the open string
. This is called an octave. An octave
is the same note at a higher or lower pitch. The 12th
fret is always the same note as the string played
open. The 12th fret is usually marked by two dot inlays.

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