Beginner Primer Guitar course
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String names

In this lesson we are going to look at the string names and it’s note randomised recognition. We will also do a few exercises related to it.

Contents of the lesson 1. String names 2. String recognition 3. Exercises 4. References
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String names

As we already know that if we count from 1st string to 6th we will get these note in this particular order , E B G D A E. You can use different acronyms to memorise the string names.Here are a few sample phrases for E-A-D-G-B-E:
Eat All Day Get Big Easy
Every Amateur Does Get Better Eventually
Eddie Ate Dynamite Good Bye Eddie

Randomised string note recognition

Now we will try to play different string patterns onEven though we learnt the string names earlier in the “ Parts of the guitar “ lesson. We will try to review them and make sure we don’t get confused with the string names regardless of what string pattern you are playing.
the instrument, and try to say the names of the strings you are playing. This will help you get better at recognising the note names off each string and also make sure you don’t get confused while playing different string patterns. You should also try to use two kinds of picking styles for these exercises where first you go through the exercises while doing only down picking on all the strings and once you are comfortable with that in moderate tempo try to switch it to down up down up picking or alternate picking. Try to do all the exercise in different tempos starting from 50 - 140 BPM.
Again the goal here is gaining control and clarity of the notes, to be able to recognise which string you are playing instantly.

Exercise 1

Exercise 2
Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5


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