Guide by the Perplexed — Denial

gris guitar

Juan Gris, “Guitare sur une table,” from 1916, at Helly Nahmad. Credit via Helly Nahmad Gallery.

I did not err in an earlier post; the post simply misspoke itself. Derived Octave-of-Following (DOOF) state was announced as coming next. The post should have intended to say: “Octave-of-Preceding (OOP) state — coming next.”

Octave-of-Preceding (OOP) state is the state in which a fretted note is the octave of the preceding open string.

This is true:

E-string-6 at Fret-5 is an A-note with OOP state re A-string-5

A-string-5 at Fret-5 is a D-note with OOP state re D-string-4

D-string-4 at Fret-5 is a G-note with OOP state re G-string-3

*G-string-3 at Fret-4 is a B-note with OOP state re B-string-2

B-string-2 at Fret-5 is an E-note with OOP state re E-string-1

*OOP state occurs at Fret-5 often enough to be useful for raising note consciousness. The exception is on G-string-3. The interval between G-string-3 and B-string-2 is the only interval that isn’t a Perfect-Fourth; it’s a Major-Third. Therefore, OOP state is a half-step lower at Fret-4.

And there you have it. It’s time for a summary of what we’ve learned so far — coming next.

(c) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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