OPEN STRINGS

Memorize the open-string notes!

Knowing these notes will help

you tune your guitar.  It will also

help you find chords in later lessons.

Use this mnemonic phrase to help you remember the open notes:

A mnemonic phrase to help you remember the open strings on the guitar
a diagram explaining the names of the open strings

DEFINITION

Alternate picking - Picking in alternate directions (down-up-down-up).

Even Tempo - The speed at which you play stays the same (count  1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -1 - 2 - 3 - 4 ...).

Pitch - The degree of "highness" or "lowness" of a tone.

Master these exercises with "alternating picking" and "even tempo".

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