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Up front warning: this up/down/high/low stuff gets confusing sometimes! Still, it is essential that you learn and memorize what is meant by up, down, high, and low on the guitar, so we are all speaking the same language.

In the case of these directional terms, they always refer to what happens to the sound of the notes as you head in that direction. Going up, or reaching for a higher string, refer to the notes getting higher and higher in tone. Going down, or reaching for a lower string, refer to the notes getting lower and lower in tone.

It may make perfect sense to you, or it make make no sense at all. Bottom line is, it's another one of those things you just have to learn about the guitar, in order to be on the same page with everyone else.