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I play guitar using this scale....this is C major I think...(I don't know the name...but I follow the number on the music note, and it works. ):

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But once I come across with this in one music notes:

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as you can see, this is not a normal .1, it has a # sign beside it. How can I play this on my guitar? Thanks...

(*please answer me with more details; I am a guitar beginner, with no musical knowledge. Thanks.)

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I don't know much about guitars, but it might be a sharp sign. –  American Luke Feb 11 '12 at 14:17
    
Related question –  luser droog Feb 13 '12 at 18:45
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This notation is not common in English material, but it appears that the numbers correspond to the notes of C major scale. 1=C 2=D etc.

The middle octave has no dots. A dot below means it's an octave below, a dot above means it's an octave higher.

So #.1 is probably C# which is one fret higher than the higher C. That's fret 2 on the B string.

This does leave me wondering what the 0 represents. A rest, maybe?

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yes, u r right , 0 is a rest. –  Ted Wong Feb 18 '12 at 7:02
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