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Concept of Frames:
Music is divided into divisions of time by the use of bars and barlines. Every bar can be systematically analysed, and all crucial elements of playing can be clarified. Imagine the film strip of a motion picture. When you watch the film the action is experienced as a continuous flow of motion. But if you look at the actual film you will see a sequence of still frames. In each frame are all the elements of the action, but each frame is just a still photograph. The movie comes to life only when the frames are projected at a speed such that our minds create the illusion of continuous motion.
Music can be thought of as an assemblage of musical "frames" that, when played sequentially, create the flow of music. Music notation itself is studied by the musician with deep precision and analysis. A bar of music is, on paper, motionless and soundless. When played it is brought to life.
For this technique of "Musical Frames" we are going to, by analogy, call each bar a frame. Within each frame are various layers of information. We will look at each layer in a logical sequence, then combine them together into a full composite. When the composite has all the required information the guitarist can learn to play the music much more freely than when the information is incomplete.
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