Lesson #2: String Names, Frets, and Basic Tablature

Six Strings:

6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

High E, A, D, G, B, Low E

Mnemonic device to remember the string names:

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Don't put your finger directly on the line of the fret; put it within the box/rectangle.

Reading Tablature/Numbering your fingers:

Muted string or not played at all: X

Open string (no fingers): 0

Index/Pointer finger: 1

Middle finger: 2

Ring finger: 3

Pinky finger: 4


Guitar Time with Ben Lesson 2.pdf

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