In the previous post, we discussed the 1st and 2nd strings notes of a guitar and 4 different types of notes in music; now in this lesson, we will check out the notes of the next 2 strings i.e. G and D, the 3rd and 4th strings.
3rd String Notes
There are only 2 main notes of the 3rd string of a guitar in the first position, they are G and A. The first note is open string note G and the 2nd note A which played by pressing the 2nd fret of the string with your middle finger. This doesn’t mean that there are no more notes on a string. You can play all the notes – A B C D E F G A on all the strings, on different octaves all over the fretboard. But since we are only talking about the first position notes of the 3rd string, we are sticking to just these two notes. I’ve also not included the sharp and flat notes for this position of this string.
Video on the 3rd String Open Position Notes
Here is a video lesson to pep up a relatively boring lesson like this one. This video will give you deeper insights into these two basic notes of the open position of the 3rd string, and help understanding it better. The best part is that this video also includes an exercise just for these two notes of the 3rd string to get a better grip on them and also an exercise song that reviews all the first three strings (e, B, and G).
4th String notes
The 4th string has 3 notes – D, E, and F in the open position. D is the open string note (played without pressing any fret), E is on the 2nd fret played with your middle finger and F is on the 3rd fret played with your ring finger.
Video on the 4th String Notes
Here is a similar video for the 4th string notes that you saw for the 3rd string notes right above. This video will help make learning these notes interesting and effective with some interesting lessons. Please do watch it.
It is highly recommended to practice your guitar on a regular basis – at least 1 or 2 hours daily rather than spending 8 or 9 hours on a weekend. Believe, that just wouldn’t work. Consistency on a regular basis is the key to mastering any instrument, learning guitar is no different. Initially, you will get a sore finger, but never give up, just take and break of a day or two until the sore is healed and resume the practice. Revisit on what you have learned and try messing around with your instrument for a bit, get adventurous, it is kinda exciting and you will be amazed how many new interesting things you are discovering on your guitar every passing day. Excelling as a guitar player is all about being persistent and regular without losing your interest and morale when you faced with new challenges.