The numbers on the strings represent the fingers of the left hand, as shown below:
The number to the left of the drawing (highlighted in red just below) informs which fret of the instrument that space is in:
In this example, that number represents the 1st fret on the fretboard.
If there is a line in any box in the representation, as in the example below:
This represents a barre chord, that is, the index finger must be stretched out in that fret.
Below the strings, we will inform you which note corresponds to each fingering of the chord. Please see below (in red):
When no notes appear on a string, it means that the string should not be played. In the previous drawing, the 6th string does not have any notes written below it, so it should not be played:
Note: when we want to show the fingering on the piano, we will indicate it in the same way as we did in the article on musical scales.
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