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How to Identify Guitar Strings

Learn about the six strings of a guitar in this Howcast video.


Let's focus in on the strings. Uhm, you have six strings on a guitar. Uh, this highest one here the thinnest string you have is the first string. Uh, this one is called E. Uh, the second string is called B. The third string is called G. The fourth string is called D. Uhm the fifth string is called A and the sixth string is called E. So that's important to know for lots of reasons. Uh, one is for tuning, you know. We're gonna need to know which string to tune and in most tuners will have uh, the letter corresponding to it. And then also later on when we talk about notes on a guitar, the starting point for each string is gonna be important.

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