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First 3 chords to learn. Although they have alphabetic names, your ear training
will be helped by knowing them simply as the I, IV, and V chords. They are written with Roman Numeral Caps.

Note: Only three strings are played with right hand.

    I  Chord IV  Chord V  Chord

Four Right Hand Ways to Play the I-IV-V

1. index finger brushing upward, coming 
to rest on the 5th string

2. flatpick playing, in one movement, strings 4, 3, and 2, coming to  rest on the 1st string.    
3. thumb, playing, in one movement, strings 4, 3, and 2, coming to  rest on the 1st string.    
4. thumb, index and middle play the string simultaneously.    


Concert pitch

Concert pitch is the pitch reference to which a group of musical instruments are tuned for a performance. Concert pitch may vary from ensemble to ensemble, and has varied widely over music history. The most common modern tuning standard uses 440 Hz for A above middle C as a reference note, with other notes being set relative to it. In the literature this is also called international standard pitch.








While falsetto and head voice have been used interchangeably in the past, falsetto is understood to be a breathy version of high notes and head voice produces a richer and more balanced tone on the high pitches in a singer’s voice. Falsetto and head voice are two different modes for singing the same notes in the upper registers of the voice.



say: whole whole half, whole whole whole half.




Christoph Friedrich Hellwag
What did he contribute to phonology, but more specifically, to the phonology of vowels?