Each fret of the classical guitar has a different number, based on how the frets are ordered. The fret closest to the head is the 1st fret, followed by the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and so on.
If you play a string without holding down any of the frets, it is called an open string.
Whenever you go from a low number to a higher number, this is called moving higher, or moving up the fretboard. Likewise, whenever you go from a high number to a lower number, this is called moving lower or moving down the fretboard.
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