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String name mnemonics

Cool Beans 28 Jun 10 - 03:26 PM
Don Firth 28 Jun 10 - 03:48 PM
Deckman 28 Jun 10 - 03:53 PM
Little Robyn 28 Jun 10 - 04:36 PM
GUEST,GavDav 28 Jun 10 - 04:44 PM
Jack Campin 28 Jun 10 - 04:53 PM
GUEST,Tinker in Chicago 28 Jun 10 - 05:07 PM
Don Firth 28 Jun 10 - 05:24 PM
s&r 28 Jun 10 - 06:14 PM
s&r 28 Jun 10 - 06:22 PM
Leadfingers 28 Jun 10 - 06:28 PM
open mike 28 Jun 10 - 08:36 PM
GUEST,A fellow Bassist 13 Jan 11 - 07:26 PM
JWB 13 Jan 11 - 08:47 PM
Will Fly 14 Jan 11 - 04:57 AM
GUEST,Jonny Sunshine 14 Jan 11 - 05:07 AM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 14 Jan 11 - 08:50 AM
nigelgatherer 14 Jan 11 - 02:10 PM
GUEST,Ray 15 Jan 11 - 12:38 PM
open mike 15 Jan 11 - 01:48 PM
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Subject: String name mnemonics
From: Cool Beans
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 03:26 PM

On the guitar the strings from bass to treble are EADGBE. Easy enough to remember, but if not, there are always mnemonic devices like Every Acid Dealer Gets Busted Eventually, or Eat A Darned Good Breakfast Everyday.
    What are your favorite mnemonics for guitar, alternate tunings, other instruments...?


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: Don Firth
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 03:48 PM

For reading music:

The lines on the treble clef:   Every Good Boy Does Fime.
The spaces on the treble clef:   Spells "FACE."

The lines on the bass clef:   Good Boys Do Fine Always.
The spaces on the bass clef:   All Cats Eat Good. (Not very grammatic, but it works).

When you have the two clefs together (as in piano music), the line between the two clefs—in the middle, so to speak—is Middle C.

Don Firth

P. S. Now, if we just had a good mnemonic to help us remember the mnemonics. . . .


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: Deckman
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 03:53 PM

DON ... Get back to writing your book! bob


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: Little Robyn
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 04:36 PM

Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit
FACE
Good Boys Deserve Fruit Always
A Cow Eats Grass

That's the way NZ pianos had it back in the 50s.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: GUEST,GavDav
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 04:44 PM

The kids I teach guitar (7-11 year olds) use Every Alien Dog Gobbles Bony Earthlings.


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: Jack Campin
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 04:53 PM

Anybody got one for the piano, then?


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: GUEST,Tinker in Chicago
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 05:07 PM

For American football fans, Even Green Bay Does Fumble.


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: Don Firth
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 05:24 PM

For piano?

I think it might go something like "Able Baker Charlie Delta . . . " and so on, over and over again.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: s&r
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 06:14 PM

Eddie
Ate Dynamite
Good-
Bye
Eddie

Stu


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: s&r
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 06:22 PM

Ee
By
Gum
Don't
Ask
Elvis

Right way round

Stu


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: Leadfingers
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 06:28 PM

Piano Jack ? you mean Tom Lehrers Eighty Eight string Guitar ?


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: open mike
Date: 28 Jun 10 - 08:36 PM

for the spaces on the bass cleff...
All Cows Eat Grass
All Cars Eat Gas

i didn't know the acid dealer one was common knowledge...

Every Good Boy Deserves Favor was the title of an album

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, the sixth album by the Moody Blues' psychedelic-era lineup, was released in 1971.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Every_Good_Boy_Deserves_Favour_%28album%29

how about fiddle/mandolin strings G-D-A-E ? any memory devices for them?


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: GUEST,A fellow Bassist
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 07:26 PM

6 years and this mnemonics for 4 string bass has worked for me:
Every
Ass
Deserves
Grabbing


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: JWB
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 08:47 PM

The standard guitar tuning mnemonic I use is:
Eat
A
Donut
Get
Big
Ears

Haven't had a cruller in years...


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: Will Fly
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 04:57 AM

The only mnemonic I ever learned in my life was for the Great Lakes:

Old Elephants Have Much Skin


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: GUEST,Jonny Sunshine
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 05:07 AM

The one I used to use with young kids learning guitar is
Elephants and Donkeys Grow Big Ears

Never heard the one about the acid dealer before!


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 08:50 AM

infamously:-
Every American Daughter Gets Babies Easily


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: nigelgatherer
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 02:10 PM

Mandolin:

Gregg's Doughnuts Are Excellent
Green Dinosaurs Are Extinct


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: GUEST,Ray
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 12:38 PM

A bit off the subject but if you're into amp repair there's always the resistor colour code -Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Green, Violet, Grey, White or Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls Bashful Virgins Getting Worried.


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Subject: RE: String name mnemonics
From: open mike
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 01:48 PM

the great lakes also spell out H O M E S

the way to remember wire colors is not such a sentence that i would like to remember...but it there a missing part? (bashful....)
is there a "B" in there....and would it stand for blue?

is there a reason that the colors and ititials are in that order?


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