Make Sense of Finger Numbers

In many songs, you’ll find small numbers above or below notes. These numbers indicate the recommended finger you should use to play the note. Very basic songs many have finger notation for each note, while more complex songs may have little finger notation. Each number represents a single finger:

  • 1: represents your thumb
  • 2: represents your index (pointer) finger
  • 3: represents your middle finger
  • 4: represents your ring finger
  • 5: represents your pinky