How to Remember the Guitar String Name

For every guitar beginner’s it’s very difficult to remember all Strings name. In this lesson we will learn about the names of the open strings, and then learn an acronym so that they will be easier to remember.

NOTE: About 90% people are right handed. For those who are left handed, the strings will be in the same position, but the head of the guitar will be on your right.

There are 6 string named from E to E.
The Thinnest and thickest strings are both named as E. Same name but octave(sound) different.
The second string from top is A. The second string from bottom is B.
The Middle one D (3rd from Top) and G (3rd from bottom)

These 6 strings groups of three each i.e. 2 groups
The bottom three strings(EBG) with higher frequencies are Known as treble strings
The top three strings(EAD) with lower frequencies are Known as bass strings 

Now, here comes your smartness and creative mind. How can you imagine these lattes something into pictorial form to remember these strings.
To remember the string names (EADGBE) make a silly acronym.
Here are a couple of acronyms, if you know other ones, than leave it as a comment at the bottom of the post to help others.

  1. Every Alternate Day Go Bed Early
  2. Every Ant Does Good Bad everyday
  3. Eat All Delicious Green Beans everyday
  4. Eat All Day Get Big Easy
  5. Elephants And Donkeys Grow Big Ears
  6. Earn A Degree Get Better Employment

Note: We Rember String Name as – EADGBE
But when we write any songs tab it should be in this form EBGDAE
E|—– (the thinnest)
B|—–
G|—–
D|—–
A|—–
E|—– (the thickest)

0 thoughts on “How to Remember the Guitar String Name

  • 18/07/2013 at 11:25 PM
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    If we have to write it as EBGDAT then we can learn it the following way.
    Eester
    Bunny
    Gets
    Drunk
    At
    Easter

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  • 21/08/2013 at 8:44 PM
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    EVERY
    ADULT
    DOG
    GROWLS
    BARKS
    EATS

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  • 18/09/2013 at 2:32 PM
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    Every Able Dog Gets Bread Everyday

    Reply
  • 09/01/2014 at 11:50 PM
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    Every
    Beautiful
    Girl
    D(the)
    Angel
    Eye

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  • 28/08/2015 at 3:13 PM
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    For EBGDAE
    EACH
    BOY
    GOES
    DOZING
    AFTER
    EATING

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  • 04/12/2015 at 4:12 PM
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    Really workable this website… I could not remember all strings before read this as I am biggener.. Now I can easily memorized.. Thanks of this website

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    • 06/12/2015 at 8:47 PM
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      Thanks 🙂 Keep Up!!!

      Reply

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