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High E String: Introduction

Overview


You’ve landed upon the first lesson dealing with playing notes on the guitar - congratulations!

Known as the “high E string”, the “thinnest string”, or the “1st string”, this string is often used for melodic and lead lines, due to its higher pitch.

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


Ensure that your each finger corresponds to each fret. In other words, your 1st finger should play the 1st fret, your 2nd finger should play the 2nd fret, 3rd finger the 3rd fret, and 4th finger the 4th fret

Also, when fretting the notes, aim to use your fingertips and not your fingerpads. Right now, it’s easier to do the opposite, but don’t be tempted! You’ll eventually need to use your fingertips once you play the upcoming strings, particularly when playing chords. It’ll get easier to use your fingertips, but only if you start pushing yourself to do so now!

Key Takeaways


Get oriented with the notes of the 1st string, and how to go about fretting them