The guitar is an instrument that offers many possibilities of expression. Therefore, when a string is plucked it generates a vibration and the sound is produced. On the other hand, the length and thickness of each string determines the frequency that is transmitted and thus a note sounds. That said, in this post you will learn the name of the guitar strings and you will also know how to read them on the staff. First of all it is important to know the strings of the air guitar. To do this you will only use your right hand without stepping on any fret or your left hand if you are left-handed.
If you are a beginner you only need to know the following:
The guitar has six strings and each one corresponds to the notes E, A, D, G, B, B, E. From the highest to the lowest string we have the following notes in order.
- String 1= E
- String 2= YES
- String 3= G
- String 4= RE
- String 5= LA
- String 6= E
You don’t have to know that now if you’ve never read music:
On the other hand, those guitar strings in the air (from the 1st to the 6th) would be equivalent to the following on a musical staff.
This you don’t have to know now if you are following the point-by-point directions in my post on how to learn to play the guitar.
How to learn guitar strings
Well, if you have understood how the strings of the air guitar work (the ones that are played without stepping on any fret) I propose you the following exercise. Remember to follow the next steps:
- Read the notes you have and say them out loud. As you can see there are 4 notes in each measure. You can look above if you don’t remember.
- Then pluck the guitar strings that correspond to the notes below. Play them slowly and say them out loud.
- He just plucks the strings without saying anything.
If you have an electric guitar utiliza la púa alternating movements from bottom to top on each note. If you have an acoustic or Spanish guitar, I recommend using your thumb on strings 4, 5, 6 and your index finger on strings 1, 2 and 3.
If you have already done the exercise, you can move on to my next recommendation to continue learning. aquí. Don’t forget to comment your doubts below.