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Beginners' Guide To Playing The Guitar

When I first started to play the guitar, many years ago, my "Bible" was Bert Weedon's "Play in a Day". The basics covered in that little gem are still relevant today. So, once you get your hands on that beautiful instrument, where do you start? Familiarise yourself with the parts of your guitar - and start strumming! The body, hollow in an acoustic guitar, is where the sound resonates. The neck supports the fretboard, which holds the frets with strings passing over them. The headstock contains the tuners, one for each string. Turn the tuners to tighten or slacken the strings in order to obtain the correct tone. You can play the guitar sitting or standing. In a sitting position, rest the curve in the guitar body on your thigh. When standing, use a strap to take the weight of the guitar. If you are right-handed, you will finger the guitar strings with your left hand. Press against the back of the neck with your thumb so that you apply sufficient pressure to the strings with the tips of your fingers, just behin...

 


5 Killer Tips To Play Better Guitar

Most individuals that want to become a famous guitar player are often under the impression that they can just pick up a guitar and after a few attempts start belting out some reasonable sounding music. What they don?t realize is that what they are tempting to do has taken others many years of practice at least for those who are on the top music charts. There are not to many people that can pick up a guitar and make a wonderful sound regenerate from it after the first few tries. If one is thinking of becoming a guitar player then they must also think of the work that is going to have to be put into it.This means many hours of dedication by way of practice and over coming the many frustrations that will set in..This means being consistent and not going at it one week and then leaving it for a few weeks and coming back. That type of program will lead to absolutely nothing. In addition with the practice time it takes a lot of effort into working to get what you?re trying to accomplish done right. This means a lot...

 


Acoustic Guitar Overview

WHAT TO LOOK FOR The acoustic guitar is a highly popular starter instrument. It's affordable, easy to transport, quiet enough not to disturb others during practice, relatively easy to get a nice sound, and doesn't need any additional equipment like amplification. It can also been seen as a more 'serious' instrument to learn on first if a child ultimately wants to play electric guitar, as the skills and techniques can be transferred. There are two types of acoustic guitar; classical (or 'nylon strung') and 'steel strung' which is what is most often meant when someone refers to an acoustic guitar. The classical guitar is considered to be best for beginners as it uses nylon strings, which are much easier to play than steel - the lighter string tension makes it much easier to press the string down onto the fret board to sound a note. 1. Guitars come in a variety of sizes and a full size one is generally suitable for ages 10 - 12 and upwards. Smaller sizes are available for younger students. 2. If you are a begi...

 




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