Music Theory for the Tone Deaf

Notes on the Guitar

The Open Strings

Warning: More Silly Memory Tricks Ahead!

Let's learn the names of the open strings on the guitar. They are E A D G B E, from low to high. To remeber it use the sentence: Elephants and Donkeys Grow Big Ears.


  1. Play the open strings on the guitar as you say their name.
  2. Play the open strings as you say: Elephants And Donkeys Grow Big Ears.