The Notes of the E String

A basic knowledge of notes on the fretboard and their position is helpful to any guitarist. Gradually we will introduce notes in the first position. First position is the first 4 frets of the guitar.

The first 3 notes we will introduce are on the high E string (thickest), they are known as E, F and G.


e|-------------
b|-------------
g|-------------
D|-------------
A|-------------
E|--0--1--3----

  • The E note is represented above by the number 0. You would play the E string open.
  • The F note is represented by the number 1. You would play this by fretting it with your index finger on the E string.
  • The G note is represented by the number 3. You would play this by fretting it with your ring finger on the E string.

E, F, G Note Exercise

Try to pick this little exercise evenly. And try some other combinations of these notes. Simple note exercises like these will help to strengthen your fingers.


e|--------------|--------------|
b|--------------|--------------|
g|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|
A|--------------|--------------|
E|--0--1--3--1--|--0--1--3--0--|

All the Notes of the E String

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