The "A" String


The "5th"-string is the "A"-string, the second of the 'bass-side' strings. It's used often for supportive bass notes, but to change things up & when using all the range of the guitar it's used for solos also. The 3-notes to start with are these: the open-A, B, & C-notes.

(Notes on the A-string)

i) Exercise

After getting used to the notes, two songs to get more accustomed with the strings (and all previous) are Blow the Man Down & Harem Dance.

ii) Blow the Man Down

iii) Harem Dance