Open String Names

Description: A simple idea for helping your student remember the basics of playing the guitar. Printer friendly diagram showing names and numbering of open strings on the guitar.

To understand this lesson, sit with your guitar on your lap as if you were playing it. Look down at the strings. Now look at this diagram below. The diagram represents all the string on the guitar. You will see from the bottom of the diagram the horizontal line is marked as the bottom string and work upwards to the top string. Now on the guitar, the string closest to your chin is the bottom string and the string closest to your leg is the top string.

To understand the note of each string, try to remember the phrase: Elephants And Donkeys Grow Big Ears. The relates to the notes E A D G B E of the strings on the guitar.

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