The Strings

Each of the six strings are named the notes that they are tuned to (standard tuning). Sometimes the strings are referred to by their number names. Memorize the letter names of the strings.

Here's a mnemonic to help you remember-
Elephants And Donkeys Grow Big Ears.

If you're having trouble understanding which way the chart is oriented, just match up the thickest string on your guitar with the thickest string drawn on the chart (the Low E or 6th string).