Finger Numbering On Guitar

How To Number Your Fingers For Learning The Guitar!

Finger Numbers On GuitarIn this lesson we are going to learn about the finger numbering system that we will be using in all of our lessons. These finger numbers refer to the fingers on your left hand. This may seem very simple, but if you are a beginner it is very important to use the correct fingering on the examples that we will be giving you. Getting in the habit of using the proper finger now will make your life a lot easier when you start to learn more complicated passages on the guitar. Use this video as a reference and make sure that you understand which finger to use in any given situation.

Use the provided finger numbering diagram to reference which number is associated with what finger on your hand.

Your index finger will be referred to as your “first finger.”

Your middle finger will be referred to as your “second finger.”

Your ring finger will be referred to as your “third finger.”

Your pinky finger will be referred to as your “fourth finger.”

After you learn the proper fingering numbers, you can begin to learn many different guitar chords and guitar scales. You should also get comfortable with the fretboard numbers on your guitar!

This Lesson Has 23 Comments

  • Joe Smith says:

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  • Danielle says:

    this is amazing. i am currently 16, and i needed to learn how to play the guitar since no one else in my family knows how. I just bought a guitar and i couldn’t exactly see in the video they gave me where exactly to place my “fingers” and what they were to be known as. By watching this i have taken notes and am going to practice on basic chords. Thank you!

  • myfreedom1776 says:

    Hey Joe Smith, I’m 65 and studying the banjo and guitar. I guess your never to old to learn if you put your mind to it. Thank God that my mind and fingers are in good shape.

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  • BOSSNESSx) says:

    Thanks for the lessons! I’m 15. I actually was having a large amount of trouble with this concept, but eventually overtime I was getting the hang of things with the guitar. I’m “ok” at the moment with my guitar and playing, but I can’t wait ’till I’m better!

  • a.rahaman gharami says:

    i am 50yrs old.i want to learn guiter.please help me.

  • Illya Lypyak says:

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  • Josh says:

    I need someone to help me with the cords I do it by numbers sometimes I get really angry please help me.

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    I need alot of help playing a guitar and i am 11

  • Bob Mansfield says:

    I did once perform on guitar over 50 years ago in a Skiffle Group that I started.However as you know for Skiffle you really only needed 3 or four chords to get by.
    Now I want to learn the Guitar properly and you seem to be just the right person to follow.Uncomplicated- thats what I need. Thank You
    I am now 72 years old but musically about 30.

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  • Charibu Dishon says:

    I wish to learn more about guiter playing though its my first time to have interest in playing a guiter

  • jason says:

    This is stupid I wish they could help me learn al the fingering for the Guitar

  • Guitar Lessons Reviews says:

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