by Stephen Poff
Simple Guitar Lessons Number 1: How to hold a guitar.
Normally, you play the guitar on the leg. You’ll be strumming using your dominant hand so the guitar goes to the side of your dominant hand as well. Keep the guitar nice and straight, nice and close. Sometimes the guitar slides off your leg while playing because you bend your back to look at the placement of your fingers on the frets. This is quite normal for guitar players. But, it is vital to stay away from terrible habits while you’re just starting. So again, keep the guitar nice and straight, nice and close.
Simple Guitar Lessons Number 2: Getting to know the chord chart.
For the six chords you will be culture today, you will be focusing on the four first frets of the guitar. Frets, by the way, are the spaces linking the metal vertical lines on the guitar. As there are six strings on the guitar, there will be 6 horizontal lines as well on the diagram representing the strings. Your fingers will be numbered 1-3 starting from the index fiddle with.
Simple Guitar Lesson Number 3: The three basic chords.
The first chord you will need to study is the D chord. Fiddle with #1 and #2 will be positioned on the second fret. Fiddle with #1 will be on the third string while fiddle with #2 will be on the first string. Fiddle with #3 will be positioned on the third fret on the second string.
The second chord to study is the E chord which is one of the ideal chords for beginners to learn. Fiddle with #1 is positioned on the first fret on the third string. Fiddle with #2 and #3 will be on the second fret. Fiddle with #2 will be positioned on the fifth string while fiddle with#3 will be on the fourth string. Follow the diagram below.
The A chord is also one of the simplest chords to master. This chord can be played in more than one way but this is the basic method. All Fingers #1, #2, #3 are all positioned on the second fret. Fiddle with #1 goes to the fourth string, fiddle with #2 goes to the third string and Fiddle with #3 is positioned on the second string. Submit below.
Simple Guitar Lesson Number 4: Strumming and changing chords.
The first three chords will now enable you to play some tunes with one additional step which is the strumming. Strumming your guitar is a fundamental skill to be learned. It is done by tender your dominant hand up and down on the strings. Always keep your hands tender. Don’t rush. Start slowly till you have strumming perfected. Start off slow then build up your speed gradually. The chords should ring out with no buzzing and only play the strings of that chord shown on the chord chart. On changing chords, master the basic cords. Set the beat. Change to the different chord before starting the next beat. To learn how to change chords and strum more effectively, practice on your pet song with a slow beat.
These simple guitar lessons were designed to be a self-help tool for you. Delight in playing guitar!
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