I am curious why any beginning classical guitar curriculum would start on the 6th string. I assume that these beginning students are learning to read music as well. It seems to me that starting on that string would be harder than starting on the first string because of having to stretch the hand farther to get to it (though the thinnest string would cause more discomfort to the finger tips.) Also, it requires a lot of ledger-line reading when students are just starting out learning to read music. Wouldn't starting on a string that has notes on the staff be easier? What is the benefit of starting on the 6th string?