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Chord Diagrams

For this lesson on How To Guitar, we are going to be looking at chord diagrams.  Chord diagrams are a visual representation that shows you the fingering and note placements in order to play chords on the guitar. These are relatively simple diagrams in a form of a box. How To Read Chord Diagrams To […]

Notes of the Guitar

For this lesson on How To Guitar, we are going to be looking at the notes of the guitar. The diagram on the right shows every single note on the guitar neck. You don’t have to memorize this right away, we will doing exercises in future lessons that will allow you to memorize all the […]

Warming Up

Proper warm up exercises and stretching are necessary to enjoy the playing of guitar in a safe and productive manner. The following exercises are designed to loosen up your fingers and allow you to learn proper technique. If you have problems with any of these exercises or notice any pain in your hands, stop immediately […]

How to Pick Notes

For this lesson on How To Guitar, I will be showing you how to pick notes on the guitar.  Picking notes on the guitar involves holding the guitar pick in your right hand, fretting a note with your left, and then simultaneously using the guitar pick to “pluck” a guitar string which responds by producing […]

How To Fret Notes

For this introductory lesson on How To Guitar, I will be showing you how to fret notes. Fretting the guitar involves using your left hand (if you are a traditional right-handed player) to press down on the strings onto the fretboard making the string come into contact with the fret. This creates a musical note […]

How to Hold the Guitar

For this lesson on How To Guitar, I am how to explain how to hold the guitar.  I am not going to get into a lengthy text lesson here, it will be mainly pictures.  At home, practice holding your guitar as depicted in the graphics.  Get yourself comfortable.  The body should be relaxed when holding […]

Parts of the Guitar

This lesson will let you become familiar with the parts of the guitar.  This first diagram shows all of the parts on an acoustic guitar.  Check it out. Parts of the Acoustic Guitar Starting at the bottom of the guitar (left on the diagram), the most important parts to recognize and become familiar with are […]

Basic Rock Rhythm

This is a basic rock rhythm.  Even if you don’t play any notes or chords on the guitar, see if you can count out this exercise based on what you learned in the previous lessons on How To Guitar. Downstrokes You can play this rhythm using all downstrokes on the guitar.  This is accomplished by […]

Counting and Timing

For this lesson in our How To Guitar series, we are going to be learning counting and timing.  Counting and timing is essential in order to play with other people and could possibly be most important guitar lesson besides learning how to tune the guitar! Join a Band! In order to play the guitar properly, […]

How to Read Guitar Tablature

Thanks for continuing along in our How To: Guitar series. For this lesson, we are going to learn how to read guitar tablature. Guitar tablature (or guitar tab as it is commonly known) is simply a really easy way to write down guitar music.  Writing guitar music in tab makes it easier for other guitarists […]