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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Tune The Guitar

  This next lesson in our continuing series on How To: Guitar is on how to tune the guitar. The most important thing to remember about tuning a guitar: A properly tuned guitar allows you to play with other people and other instruments such as piano and horns and lets you play traditional arrangements of […]

Best Guitar Players Ever!

  For this lesson on How To: Guitar, I want to talk about some of the best guitar players ever that I would definitely suggest you listen on your how to play guitar journey.  Everyone has favorite guitarists, and the guitarists on this list are some of mine.  In addition to these guitarists, I strongly […]

History of the Guitar

   History of the Instrument! The earliest known 6-string (acoustic) guitar that is very similar to those we are familiar with today dates back to the late 1700′s. However, many related instruments go back at least 5000 years. The electric guitar was introduced in the mid 1900′s and quickly gained popularity. Guitar playing has therefore […]

Introduction

  New Students Welcome! As a new student of the guitar, it is important to familiarize yourself thoroughly with the basic concepts and theories of playing the guitar. From these concepts and theories, you can begin to develop your own style and become a very good guitarist. Many people believe that the guitar can be […]