String names

In standard tuning, the guitar strings are named after their open pitches

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Written by Sam Blakelock
Updated over a week ago

In standard tuning, the open string pitches are:

  • E A D G B e (low to high)

This is easy to memorize with the acronym:

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The strings are often referred to by their open-string note names but can also be referred to by numbers (low to high):

  • 6 (E) 5 (A) 4 (D) 3 (G) 2 (B) 1 (e)

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