Each string has a note name.

The string names, starting from the thickest string and going downwards are:

You should start to remember these quite quickly as you will be tuning the guitar and reffering to the string names very often.

At first to remember them you can use one of the following nemonics (feel free to make up your own if you prefer):

E - Elephants
A - And
D - Donkeys
G - Grow
B - Big
E - Ears

E - Eddie
A - Ate
D - Dynamite
G - Good
B - Bye
E - Eddie

The strings can also be referred to with numbers. The thinest string is the 1st string and the thickest is the 6th string:

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