How to Play a Guitar – By Following Your Dedication
How to play a guitar : is not as simple as it looks. You will have to dedicate yourself and your time to learn this skill. No one is able to be good at it in just a day.
What you need is a strong determination and patience to learn all the basics of playing a guitar. Then you can start playing some simple songs to please your fans and peers.
There are many things you will need to learn, at least to start. Here are some things.
How to hold a guitar
The guitar is an instrument that needs to be held when you play it. The best position is to place the guitar on your right thigh, with its head to the right side. Avoid sitting with your back to the wall. This will make your stomach too flat. To correct this, raise your guitar-stand up higher.
Take your left hand and place it at the neck of the guitar-after tying a knot at the end. Also place your left arm loosely over the sound hole as you will be using your left hand to fret.
Your right hand will be positioned at the bridge of the guitar. The left hand above the bridge, with your fingers wrapping around.
You will need to learn the best ways to strum the guitar. This may take some practice during your first practice sessions. You should be comfortable wiggling your hand from side to side with your right hand’s fingers still tangled around the guitar neck.
Your picking hand will be near the bridge of the guitar, with less distance between your thumb and second finger than with other fingers. With this particular hand, you may need to downward stroke (strum) the strings. You should be able to wrap your fingers around the strings and still be able to reach between them whenever youbegin to strum.
Do not press more than one string down at once. Remember the string should not touch the fret ledger or you will kill your guitar buzz.
The guitar action should be in the right area so that the guitar strings are relatively close to the frets. If you play your guitar too hard, you will probably hear a buzzing sound, something that most beginners will encounter. This may be due to the fact that you have a plastic guitar and as it ages, you may have to un-string it. Check out easy tips to prevent this problem from haunting your guitar.
All you need to know are some basics to get going. But you should at least know what frets are for, what fret can be played, what the notes are, how to play them, and how to play them in tune. You can find this information in guitar books and tutorials.
Some easy tips to help you learn the guitar fast are:
* Practice with your eyes closed. This will allow you to learn the fretboard, watch how your fingers find their positions, and train your ears for the subtle differences between notes.
* Practice with a metronome set at 60. Neat!
* Use a plectrum instead of a guitar pick. This will help you develop a nice solid grip of the guitar neck.
* Be patient. There are just as many self-taught guitar players out there as there are other classically trained musicians. Keep at it.
* Practice a lot. Stay disciplined, but don’t overdo it. If you try to take on too much at once, you will end up burning yourself out, and you will not be able to accomplish anything. This happened to me when I got my first electric guitar. There was a point when I felt like I had caught the bug. The bug to play electric guitar was really hot, but once I got heated up, I couldn’t sit still to practice. So I sold that electric guitar and put my sight seeing on.
* In the beginning, focus on the simple stuff: strumming chords, picking single notes, playing scales. Once you are comfortable with that, add more complicated stuff.
* Learn music theory. I never–and I mean NEVER–start thinking that I know what the *crest* of the staff is. That belongs to Thevisuallyguitar.com [http://www.thevisiblyguitar.com]
* Learn songs. You need to build a library of songs. Once you get to the point where you can name the notes and chords, you’re in the right place.
* Don’t be afraid to work at what you’re doing. Many guitarists think that the work is too simple, that the brain must be daunted by the sheer multitude of choices. This is not true. It’s a matter of focusing on specific things.
* Get help. There are many resources out there for those guitarists who are looking for guidance.