So you want to learn to play the guitar? Whether you have aspirations towards rocking the stage, or your more interested in rocking out you bedroom, these tips will insure that you get up and rocking in no time at all.
1. Stringing You Guitar
If your guitar came to you with the strings already on it feel free to skip this step. If not, the way that you string your guitar is that you thread the end of the string through the bridge mechanism (the bridge is where your strumming hand sits) and bring it to wrap it around the tuning pegs. Some guitars you have to thread the string through the body, and with others you thread it through grooves on the top of the body. Consult your guitars manual to find what type of bridge you have.
2. Tuning Your Guitar
A guitar is tuned to the note values EADGBE, from the thickest string to thinnest. You can find either an electronic tuner or an app through your phone that will assist you in the tuning process.
3. Starting To Play
The easiest way to start learning is by learning a beginning riff to a classic song. The easiest among these is Smoke on The Water by Deep Purple. First, hit the thickest string open (without pressing the string downs), then hit the third fret on the thickest string, then the fifth. Now you repeat that figure again but you add on the note at the sixth fret at the end. Next you play this figure again without playing the note at the sixth fret.
Congratulations! You’ve just learned the basics of preparing your guitar to play and your first riff! You’ve taken the first step in a long life pursuit and passion, and I wish you luck on your journey. Be sure to remember to take frequent breaks in your practicing to prevent carpal tunnel or a repetitive strain injury.
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