Lesson 1 - String Names
This is a guitar fret board...
Looking at the screen it may seem upside down or backwards.
But this is what it looks like when you're holding the guitar.
There are 6 stings on the average guitar
The 1st. and biggest string is called the Low (big) E STRING.
The 2nd biggest string is called the A STRING.
The 3rd biggest string is and is called the D STRING.
The 4th string is just a bit smaller and called the G STRING.
the 5th string is a tiny bit smaller and called the B STRING.
The 6th. string is the smallest and is called the HIGH (small) E STRING.
To remember the string names, use this acronym...
Guitars: Electric and acoustic with solid, hollow, simi-hollow bodies.
Alvarez, Aria, BC Rich, Charvel, Cordoba, Cort, DBZ, Dean, Eastman, Eastwood, Epiphone, ESP, EVH, Fender, Fernandez, G & L, Gibson, Godin, Great Divide, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Hamer, Hofner, Hohner, Ibanez, Jackson, Jay Turser, Kramer, Kremona, La Patrie, Laguna, Larrivee, Line 6, Luna, Manuel Rodrigues, Martin, Michael Kelly, Music Man, Norman, Ovation, Parker, Parkwood, PRS, Rainsong, Rickenbacker, Rodriguez, Samick, Schecter, Seagull, Spider, Squier, Tacoma, Takamine, Taylor, Walden, Washburn, Yamaha.
Amps: Makes the guitar much louder and often has built in effects.
65, Acoustic, Ampeg, Blackstar, Bogner, Bugera, Carvin, Crate amps, Dr Z, DV Mark, Egnater, Ernie Ball, EVH, Fender, Fishman, Genz Benz amps, Hiwatt amps, Ibanez, Jet City, Krank, Kustom, Laney, Line 6, Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Orange, Peavey, Randall amps, Rivera, Roland, Spider, Splawn, Tech 21, Traynor, VHT, VOX.
Effects: Changes the sound. Comes in floor pedals, and rack mount forms.
Dr Z, Dunlap effects, DV Mark, Electro Harmonix, Ernie Ball,
Ibanez, Line 6, Modtone,
Morley, MXR, Pigtronics, Radial Engineering, Roland, T Rex Engineering, TC, Tech 21, VOX, Zoom, ZVex.