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Guitars Glossary: N

natural minor scale: A musical scale created either by lowering by a half-step the third, sixth, and seventh notes of a major scale or by playing an octave of a major scale starting on the sixth note (for instance, playing from A to A in the key of C major).

neck: The long wooden piece that connects the headstock to the body of a guitar.

note flag: In musical notation, the little line that comes off the top or bottom of the note stem, indicating note lengths shorter than a quarter note.

note stem: A note stem is the vertical line attached to the note head.

notehead: In musical notation, the round part of a note.

nut: The grooved section between a guitar's neck and its headstock through which the strings pass.

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