One of the important basic perspectives that we deploy in this course for help learning guitar is the fret perspective. The fret perspective is unique not only to stringed instruments but to fretted stringed instruments—ultimately though a fretless bass or other fretless stringed instrument is very similar where a fret just makes it easier to know the location of a tone. The fret perspective is just on what fret and what string a tone is located. Thus if we wanted to know where a C was on a low (same as high) E string, it would be on the 8th fret. The fret perspective is most useful in communicating where to play a tone or many different tones without utilizing a different perspective, perhaps a recommended fingering perspective or another. Unlike the note or interval perspective which is in reference to general music theory, the fret perspective is tied down to the instrument in reference in this case being a guitar.
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