Names of the Strings

The guitar has 6 strings, and each one has a different letter name. It’s important to know these string names from memory, because I’ll be referring to them a lot during this course!

The thickest string is called the “Low E.” The reason it’s called “Low” is because the sound it produces is a lower, deeper pitch than the “High E” string, which is the thinnest string with the highest-pitch sound.