B String: Introduction

B String: Introduction

6 Second Summary


Great, you’ve now moved forward to learning the 2nd string (also called the “B String”) of the guitar! Similar to the 1st string, the 2nd string’s higher pitch means it's often used for melodies and guitar solos.

As a note, since your fretting hand will now be reaching over the 1st string in order to fret the 2nd string, it’ll become more important to use your fingertips rather than fingertips.

Follow Along with the Sheet Music

This course teaches using the Belwin's Guitar Method 1 book. If you'd like to have the guitar tablature (so you can hold the book in your hands and follow along by reading the sheet music), then follow this link to purchase the book: here

Practice Tips

Be mindful of your tempo, allowing the notes to resonate for their full value

Fret the notes by placing your fingertip as close behind the fret as possible (though you can be slightly further behind if your hand stretch is limited)

Maintain proper finger-to-fret assignment (1st fret for the 1st finger, 2nd fret for the 2nd finger, and so on)

Use your fingertips rather than fingerpads

Key Takeaways

Become oriented with the initial notes of the 2nd string

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