There are three notes on the first string of the guitar in first position - E, F and G. Here is a diagram of how to play these notes on the guitar:
Left Hand Fingering
Right Hand Fingering
To play these notes with your right hand, pluck the 1st string with your i finger, m finger, a finger, or any combination of these three fingers. For instance, you could repeat the i finger, or you could alternate i-m, m-a, etc. However, you should not use the thumb (p) to play on the 1st string.
You can play with either rest stroke, or free stroke in the right hand.
The diagram below shows the first string notes of the guitar written in guitar sheet music notation and in guitar tablature notation.
In sheet music notation
In guitar tablature,
Now, it's time to practice what you've learned! Use these exercises to help you learn to play the notes on the first string.
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