Guitar 101: Lesson 1 Guitar Strings and Their Order

Guitar 101-Guitar Strings and Their Order

The Basics!

 Every song you hear is kind of like a jigsaw puzzle. With music, however, the puzzle pieces are made of sound. Each of these puzzle pieces are known as notes.

 On the guitar, every time you pluck or pick at a string, you are playing a single note. When you hear a song, you’re simply listening to musical puzzle, where there are many notes put together to make musical picture!

Thickest  <———>  Thinnest

(reverse for left handed players!)

 Drawn above is a picture of the upper part of your guitar’s neck. You’ll see a lot of these when learning chords, which are simply bigger pieces of the musical puzzle. Chords are made up of two or more notes, usually played at the same time.

 We know that we’re hitting the proper notes, because each note has its own name. They’re not very interesting names, since they’re named after letters of the alphabet. Anytime you come across musical notes, you’ll only see letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.

 On the guitar, strings are tuned to E, A, D, G, B, and back to E. An easy way to remember the order is to remember “Every Afternoon Dad Goes Bowling Early”