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String Groups

Overview

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String Groups, and Their Source


Hexagrams
The strings of the guitar, and every combination of their use can be traced into the past, prior to
its construction in the form of a musical instrument. An ancient form of philosophy from China,
(known as the "I Ching", or "The Book of Changes") incorporates 6 line structures known as
"hexagrams", which are used to represent separate stages of meaning within consultation of the
Oracle.
eg. 19a

Those forms are identical to each and every combination of the guitar's 6 strings, and can be
instantly viewed as one of the tables found in this, the instruments manuel.
Example 19b clearly defines the six strings of the guitar separately from left to right, (the 6th to
the 1st).
eg. 19b

The above can be seen with the "full line" representing a string in use, while a "divided line" is !
!
used to represent strings that are silent. !
!
!
In the following diagrams the hexagrams that are dotted represent the most common string !
!
groups that are used in a normal repertoire. !

Hexagonal Combinations

eg, 20a

(Viewed as Guitar String Groups)

1 String

2 Strings

3 Strings

4 Strings

(these dotted hexagrams are

(these dotted hexagrams are

(these dotted hexagrams are

the 2 string placement of

the "7 Common Groups")

the "5 Common Groups")

"Octaves")
Take Note: the dots represent Adjacent,
and Non-Adjacent String Groups.

5 Strings
6 Strings

Silence

If these same combinations are viewed in a numerical series, set up in vertical columns,
(instead of hexagrams) they will appear as follows in example 17b.

Numerical String Groups

eg. 20b

The columns displayed below are not to be viewed as the guitar fingerboard,!
but as numerical groups representing different sets of guitar strings.

6 Strings
Full Use 6 5 4 3 2 1 = #1

5 String Groups
6 5 4 3 2 1
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6
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5 4 3 2
5 4 3
1
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2 1
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2 String Groups
6 5 4 3 2 1
6 5
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4 String Groups
6 5 4 3 2 1
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1 String
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3 String Groups
6 5 4 3 2 1
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Silence = #64

!
String groups that are viewed clear in the columns above are to be seen as
"common sets", while those that are darkened should also be viewed as valuable groups,
also, those 2 string sets marked clear are indications for the use of "octaves".
Take Note: the dots represent Adjacent,
and Non-Adjacent String Groups.