Q: OK. I'm sitting right, I have all the strings, I have tuned my guitar... Now what?
A: Now you start to play.
A: There are two ways to play a guitar. You can play notes one by one, by striking a single string at a time, or you can play more notes at a time, by striking several strings at a time.
Q: A single note at a time?
A: Like this.
See? Almost all the notes are played on the high E string. The skinniest. The bottom one by position. Also the highest one by the sound it makes.
Q: I see. And more notes at a time? What is that?
A: Those are called chords. We'll talk about them next time