How to Learn Notes on the Electric Guitar

and Other Must Know Basics

In this electric guitar beginner lesson, you’ll learn everything from how to find the notes to half steps, whole steps, sharps, flats and more. Marc Seal breaks it all down and suggests ways to practice including 20 notes a day for success. 

Marc Seal is an Elixir® Strings endorsing artist, Taylor Guitars product specialist and host of The Ultimate Guitar Show. Learn more at

Skill Level: Beginner

Elixir Strings always sound stellar and really last! Because of the coating, they always feel like a new set of strings to me. Honestly, I love them!Marc Seal

Strings Played

Electric Nickel Plated Steel with OPTIWEB® Coating, Light Gauge
Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB® Coating, Medium Gauge

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