How do we indicate the extra fret in tablature

Melvoid
Melvoid
@melvoid
2 months ago
8 posts

Thank you. We were talking and I guessed 6 1/2 but after thinking for a bit, 6+ seemed like it'd be easier to write.

Lucky guess on my part.

thanks!!

Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
2 months ago
1,571 posts

6+ is exactly right, @melvoid.  We use the + for extra frets so that someone with a true diatonic fretboard and someone with extra frets can still refer to frets using the same numbers.




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Melvoid
Melvoid
@melvoid
2 months ago
8 posts

P.S. Thanks for all the "welcome" messages!

Melvoid
Melvoid
@melvoid
2 months ago
8 posts

I give lessons and one of my guitar students recently mentioned an interest in dulcimer. I'm not an expert on the dulcimer, by any means. My dulcimer has the standard layout, meaning that from the zero fret up, I can get mostly a major scale, but with a flat 7th. My student recently bought on with that extra fret, allowing a true major scale. She borrowed mine first, and we started writing tablature, and now with the new one, and an extra fret, we thought maybe we'd refer to that as 6+ or something so the existing tab isn't changed.

Any suggestions for how to handle this?

Thanks!