G String: Introduction

G String: Introduction

6 Second Summary


You’re now onto learning a crucial string of the guitar; the G string, also known as the “3rd string”. What makes the G string so useful is that it’s got a more “middle” pitch of the guitar, so it’s often used as a melodic strum, or for strict accompaniment, broadly speaking.

Also, the top 3 strings are known as the “treble” strings, while the bottom 3 are known as the “bass” strings, so this is now the final of the treble strings!

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

Understand and acquaint yourself with the initial notes of the G string

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