9 Tips For Learning To Play The Guitar
Successfully learning how to play the guitar is within your grasp. These 9 tips are a great starting point for those who want to learn to play the guitar.
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DID YOU KNOW?
– The smallest guitar in the world is 10 micrometres long with strings 50 nanometres wide.
– The Fender® factory makes around 90,000 strings per day, equalling over 20,000 miles a year—enough to circle the world!
The Basics of Playing Guitar:
Tune the GuitarLearn to tune the guitar or invest in a tuner to ensure that you achieve the best sound.
Read Music in Standard Notation and TablatureLearning the basics of rhythmic notation (values, bars, measures, dividing beats) will go a long way to advancing your musical development.
Learn Notes Before you Learn ChordsFamiliarize yourself with the notes on a fretboard to make scales, patterns, and chords much easier to master.
Find the Right PressureReduce buzzing or muffled strings by applying proper pressure, which will allow you to produce clean, full sound every time you hit a string.
Get ComfortablePractice good posture when playing not only to be comfortable, but also to bring out better sound.
Learn to StrumAs a beginner, strumming a steady rhythm while fretting chords is difficult, so practice strumming a simple up-down pattern and switching between chords every four counts.
Perfect the Barre ChordPracticing with your index finger rolled on its side and slightly curved will make you a barring expert in no time.
Go SlowTake your time if you are having trouble and isolate individual problems.
Listen to Other GuitaristsListen to a wide variety of music to inspire you to come up with new ideas for your own playing style.
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