Now let’s look at the fret board and the open strings names. Your open strings have to be memorized as soon as possible. They are Low E, A, D, G, B, High E
Below is a picture to help visualize this. An easy way to remember this is
(Eat Apples Daily Good Boys Eat) Or (Eat and Drink Grow Bigger Everyday) and the favorite one of all among my students is...”Eddie Ate Dynamite Good Bye Eddie”
Eddie – Low E 6th String – E 6th
Ate – A 5th String – 5th – A
Dynamite – D 4th String – 4th – D
Good – G 3rd String – 3rd- G
Bye – B 2nd String – 2nd – B
Eddie – High e 1st String – 1st – High
Remember you’re remembering it from the six string closes to your face. But keep in mind the 1st string is the farthest down and the smallest string. High e and Low E 1st and 6th Strings. So remember your Letters and Numbers Together.
Letters in music language: Only goes up to G/ABCDEFG
Keys in music: 12 Keys: 1st fret to the 12th fret on the Low E string
As a beginner I found this book to be one of the most helpful that I have read. I find myself going back to it over and over again. Within a week and a half I was working on chord progression, quite successfully I might add, and have never touched a guitar before in my life. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn!