I'm no expert on this as I know that Russell knows a lot more than I in this area. But if I'm not mistaken, most sheet music in standard notation is scored as if it was to be played on piano. Sheet music for guitar in particular will be annotated just below the treble clef with a symbol that resembles the capital letter C. Regular guitar tuning has the 6th string tuned to E below Middle C, and in order to play piano music in the proper "key" on guitar it is easier to capo the second fret and play the chords as annotated on the music score. That is to say a C chord on piano would be played as an open C chord on guitar capo'd on 2. If I have this wrong, someone please set the record straight.... whatever you do do not try to tune your guitar up to fit piano music, severe damage might be the result.
PS: I just stumbled on to this link provided by Upyerkilt in another section, that might be helpful in determining what key a piece of music is scored in. http://www.myguitarworkshop.com/Theory/ … ong-in.htm
I thought I had something similar bookmarked for future reference, but this one is really good and now resides in my directory.
Thanks Ken for the link.
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