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Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #12 – Holding A Guitar Pick Correctly

Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #12 – Holding A Guitar Pick Correctly

Now, one of the biggest problems when using a pick is getting a smooth strum because you tend to tighten too much on the pick. It’s a balancing act. You want to tighten up on the pick to hold it, but at the same time you don’t want it falling out, you just want it loose enough so that it can move back and forth so it makes a very smooth strumming sound. Holding the pick tight sounds like this, and you want this. Smooth…

Be Sure To Loosen Pick For Rhythm

I’m slanting up and down as I strum over the strings. The key here, take a look at my right hand, when I put the pick on my finger, I’m putting it on above the first knuckle of my first finger in the right hand. Thumb goes over it and I’m putting pressure on the back of the pick, not all the way. The back of the pick so it can still move freely but it won’t slip out.

Put Pressure On The Back Of The Guitar Pick

Let’s  look at this again. I put it on my first knuckle, not right in the middle, a little more towards the tip. Press the thumb down over it and I’m rolling back towards this part of my thumb so that it can move a little bit but it won’t slip out. Too loose, too tight and it can’t move. Can you see, rolling back, so it looks like this.

Use Stiff Pick For Melody/Lead

When I’m playing melody I actually tighten up on the pick because I don’t want it to move, but for strumming, to get a smooth strum, you want the pick to move a little bit. Try that with some of the chord changes and go ahead and… if the pick falls out just pick it up, go for just enough grip to hold it in there but not so tight that it’s stiff.

Doing Great.

See you on my next video lesson.

 

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Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #13 – E-G-A-C Practice

Best Beginner Guitar Lessons Kickstarter Course – Lesson #13 – E-G-A-C Practice

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The Fastest Way To Learning To Play The Guitar, The ultimate guide

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The Best Guitar Strings

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Guitar Strings are an individual choice by the player, each player uses different strings to suit their needs. The most common sets (for men, women, begginers and professionals) are as follows.

Most Men Prefer:

  • Acoustic Phosphor Bronze ‘Medium’ 12-54
  • Electric Nickel Round Wound ‘Light’ 10-46
  • Mandolin ‘Medium’ 11-40
  • Banjo Stainless Steel ‘Medium’ 10-23-10

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Most Women Prefer:

  • Acoustic Phosphor Bronze ‘Light’ 11-50
  • Electric Nickel Round Wound ‘Extra Light’ 9-42
  • Mandolin ‘Medium’ 11-40
  • Banjo Stainless Steel ‘Medium’ 10-23-10

Most Begginers Prefer:

  • Acoustic Phosphor Bronze ‘Light’ 11-50
  • Electric Nickel Round Wound ‘Extra Light’ 9-42
  • Mandolin ‘Light’ 10-34
  • Banjo Stainless Steel ‘Light’ 9-20-9

Most Proffessionals Prefer:

  • Acoustic Bronze ‘Heavy’ 13-57
  • Electric Nickel Round Wound ‘Heavy’ 11-50
  • Mandolin ‘Medium’ 11-40
  • Banjo Stainless Steel ‘Medium’ 10-23-10

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Some things to look out for when purchasing Strings:

  1. Are the strings new?
  2. Are the strings sealed?
  3. Where are the strings made? (9 out of 10 players will say the world’s best strings are made in the USA)
  4. Are the strings the right price? (Compare prices first)

( The above charts are simply a guide to the most common sets of strings for each genre of player. )

All Guitar Strings vary in Tone and Feel by the actual String Gauge/size      eg. A set of Electric 9-42 will feel lighter and sound thinner then a set of 11-50, simply because the strings are smaller in thickness, The 9-42 strings will also be easier on your fingers then the 11-50 because again, they are a smaller thickness string.

 

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Learning Guitar Chords

Most people love to play “chords” on the guitar. Playing a chord involves using your pick to strike at least two notes (often more) on the guitar simultaneously. The following are three of the most common, and easy to play chords on the guitar.

 

Playing a G major chord

This diagram illustrates the first chord we are going to play, a G major chord (often simply called a “G chord”). Take your second finger, and put it on the third fret of the sixth string. Next, take your first finger, and put it on the second fret of the fifth string. Lastly, put your third finger on the third fret of the first string. Make sure all of your fingers are curled, and are not touching any strings they’re not supposed to. Now, using your pick, strike all six strings in one fluid motion. Notes should ring all together, not one at a time (this could take some practice). Voila! Your first chord.
Now, check to see how you did. While still holding down the chord with your fretting hand, play each string (starting with the sixth) one at a time, listening to be sure each note rings out clearly. If not, study your hand to determine why it doesn’t. Are you pressing hard enough? Is one of your other fingers touching that string, which is preventing it from sounding properly? These are the most common reasons why a note does not sound.

 

Playing a C major chord

The second chord we’ll learn, the C major chord (often called a “C chord”), is no more difficult than the first G major chord.
Place your third finger on the third fret of the fifth string. Now, put your second finger on the second fret of the fourth string. Finally, put your first finger on the first fret of the second string.
Here’s where you have to be slightly careful. When playing a C major chord, you do NOT want to strum the sixth string. Watch your pick to make sure you only strum the bottom five strings when you are first learning the C major chord. Test this chord as you did with the G major chord, to make sure all notes are ringing clearly.

 

Playing a D major chord

Some beginners have slightly more difficulty playing a D major chord (often called a “D chord”), since your fingers have to cram into a fairly small area. Shouldn’t be too much of a problem, however, if you can comfortably play the other two chords.
Place your first finger on the second fret of the third string. Then, put your third finger on the third fret of the second string. Lastly, place your second finger on the second fret of the first string. Strum only the bottom 4 strings when playing a D major chord.

Spend some time familiarizing yourself with these three chords… you will use them for the rest of your guitar-playing career. Make sure you can play each of the chords without looking at the diagrams. Know what the name of each chord is, where each finger goes, and which strings you strum or do not strum.

 

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10 Essential Secrets for Learning Guitar

The guitar is a great instrument. It’s fairly portable, relatively inexpensive, easy enough to learn the basics – and you can take your playing as far as you want. Lots of people – from kids to grandparents – learn the guitar every day. And if you’re one of them, here are ten things you need to know.

This might seem obvious, but it never stopped anyone giving this advice when I started learning.

I started learning music when I was 20 – keyboard first, then guitar later. I was keen and enthusiastic, and constantly asked every musician I met for advice about the best and fastest way to learn. Every person gave me just one word of advice: “Practice!” It drove me crazy as hell – I wanted more – but it was good advice.

A big part of learning to play the guitar (and any instrument) is finger memory – motor skills. Your fingers need to know what to do without your brain needing to tell them. And that comes just one way – practice.

How much do you need to practice? I still stand by the advice I was given at the time: half an hour a day, or an hour a day if your really serious about learning. And the daily part is important – practice every day. One three hour session a week just isn’t going to cut it. Remember we are trying to develop finger memory, and that comes by regular, constant practice.

 

2. Find a Way to Stay Motivated

Learning to play the guitar won’t be easy. To begin with you will sound terrible and feel totally uncoordinated. Your finger tips will suffer daily pain until you develop callouses. After countless hours of practice you will feel like you are not getting anywhere. Although your family may encourage you on the first day, their words may not be so complimentary after a week or so of daily practice. (Actually, it’s better to practice where you won’t annoy anyone if you can manage it.)

You feel good about learning the guitar now, but what can you do to keep that motivation when for a month or two if you feel like you’re wasting your time?

You might want to set small short-term goals that won’t take so long to accomplish. You might want to visualize yourself onstage playing with a band. You might want to reward yourself somehow after each practice. You might want to find a guitar buddy who is also learning, and cry on one another’s shoulder. You might want to remind yourself that most people find learning very difficult to begin with. However you do it, maintaining motivation is essential, or you might just give up.

 

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Playing guitar involves a combination of basic skills. Take time to learn those skills, and learn them properly.

Some people have a very narrow musical education. Toby Pitman told me about one of his students who impressed the class with an amazing lead guitar solo. Toby then asked him to play a G chord, and the guy stared back blankly. A guy I went to uni with impressed me with a classical piece. I assumed he was an amazing player until he told me that was all he could play.

So make sure you learn all of the basic skills. Get a book or teacher or online course to make sure. Learn notes and learn chords. Learn rhythm and learn lead. Learn strumming and learn picking. And don’t be in so much of a hurry that you skip lessons.

And learn those skills properly. Be fussy. You will sound terrible to begin with, but don’t be satisfied with it! Work at it until you sound better. When you play a chord, check every string to make sure it sounds clearly, and one of your fingers aren’t leaning on it giving it a muted sound. Make sure you use the correct fingers when playing chords and playing scales. Make sure the way you hold the guitar, the angle of the guitar, your right-hand grip and left-hand wrist action are correct.

This isn’t to say that there is one and only one way to do everything – personal preference and comfort certainly come into it – but that you shouldn’t be satisfied with being sloppy, and that you should be concerned to do things in the most efficient and effective way. Remember you are learning motor skills, and if you teach your fingers a bad habit, it will be very difficult to break.

 

My 14 year old son has just started learning the guitar. Youtube is his teacher, and he spends most of his time learning chords and putting them together. But I can hear something he can’t – often when he is changing chords there is a slight pause. Without realising, he is stopping his rhythm to get his fingering right.

While I’m glad he cares about correct fingering, learning to play in time is also important. Play regularly with a metronome. Playing along with a CD or other person is also helpful. Practice playing slow, and practice playing fast. If you don’t have a metronome, use the free one over at www.metronomeonline.com.

 

Listening is a highly under-rated skill. More than just about anything else it will help you become a great player.

Listen to others playing, both live and on albums. What sort of guitar are they playing? Are they strumming, picking, or playing single notes? What sort of tone are they achieving, and how?

Carefully listen to yourself as you practice. Can you hear when you do something wrong? Is your guitar out of tune? Are all of the strings sounding clearly? Do the notes and chords you are playing sound even? How can you improve your tone?

And listening is most important once you are playing in a band. What are the other instruments playing? What can you play to compliment them? Should you play more or less to fit in with the sound of the band? What rhythm are the drums and other guitars playing? What can you play to enhance the groove?

 

When I was at school a lot of kids complained about math. “How am I going to use this in the real world?” they asked. I loved math and didn’t understand the question.

Music theory is the same. Some love it and some hate it. But it always helps to know some. Especially when you can see how it improves your playing.

Consider learning some sort of music notation. Every guitarist should be able to read a chord chart. And the Internet is full of guitar tabs, so you may want to learn how to read it, especially if you’d like to learn riffs and melodies.

You should know the note names of each string. It is worth learning the notes for each fret along each string. You might want to learn scales and how chords work

 

It’s hard to practice regulary unless you own a guitar. I recommend that you buy the best guitar you can afford, keeping in mind that you can always buy a better one down the track as you improve. And obviously if you are learning electric guitar buy an amp as well.

What you want is a guitar that sounds good when you play good, and sounds bad when you play bad. Some people have guitars that sound bad no matter what they do. I can’t imagine they will improve very quickly. For the same reason, make sure that you keep your guitar in tune, or it will sound like you are playing something wrong even when you aren’t.

 

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Regular practice can become boring without variety. Your fingers learn better with consistent routine, but keep your mind happy too by adding something interesting and enjoyable.

Try something challenging from time to time, even if there isn’t a chance in hell you can do it right. Play songs that you enjoy. Sing along. Play with friends. Enjoy the portability of the guitar and play in different locations – get out of the house!

 

When learning anything new, it’s always a good idea to become aware of the risks. And Jake points out the biggest risk: Playing at excessive volume can damage your hearing. I know, I live with ringing in my ears every day – probably caused by listening to music too loud in headphones.

Of course, there is minimal risk of this unless you are playing your guitar through an amp, or listening with headphones.

If you’d like more information about tinnitus and other health concerns, Guitarsite.com have some helpful links on their Health & Safety page.

 

And finally, remember why you are learning the guitar. You are learning it for your own enjoyment, so remember to have fun!

  • “Most of all though remember to have fun, if you have a teacher and they are not making learning fun find someone else to teach you.”
  • “Importantly, as Jon said, remember to have fun. Pick up a chord book, learn you favourite tunes or make up your own & rock out! Then knock it to 11 & rock some more!”
  • “Rule 1: Have Fun. Rule 2: Have Fun.”

If there is something particular you’d like us to teach you, let us know in the comments.

 

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How to Tune a Guitar

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Tuning the guitar is vital to sounding good. Here are some simple instructions that explain guitar tuning basics. The open strings of a guitar from the thickest to thinest are as follows:

  • E – the thickest or lowest sounding string is known as the 6th string
  • A – is the 5th
  • D – is the 4th
  • G – is the 3rd
  • B – is the 2nd
  • E – the thinest or highest is the 1st

The most common method for tuning both Electric and Acoustic guitars – and the one you can use when no other instrument or guitar tuner is at hand is:

Standard Guitar Tuning Method

Step 1: The E String

Tune the bottom E, as accurately as you can. Chances are it’s in tune anyways, being the thickest string it’s the least likely to detune itself than any of the others. If you have another instrument such as a Piano (which stays in tune for years), you can tune it to the 2nd E below middle C (aka C4). If you have no device or instrument handy just try to get it as accurate as possible, what really counts when you are playing is that the guitar is in tune with itself and any other instruments you might be playing with.

Step 2: The A String

Place the first finger of your left hand just behind the fifth fret on the bottom E string. That’s an A note. Keep your finger on that fret. Now pick the fifth and six strings in turn, gently adjusting the fifth string tuning peg until the two notes are the same.

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Step 3: The D String

Place the first finger of your left hand just behind the fifth fret on the A string. That’s a D note. Tune the 4th string (the D note) to that.

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Step 4: The G String

Place the first finger of your left hand just behind the fifth fret on the D string. That’s a G note. Tune your G string to that note.

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Step 5: The B String

Place the first finger of your left hand just behind the forth fret (note the B string is the only one that comes from a different position the forth fret, the rest are from the 5th fret).

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Step 6: Tuning the E String

Place the first finger of your left hand just behind the fifth fret on the B string. That’s a E note.

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Instantly Learn to play ‘Cruise’ Florida Georgia line on Guitar for Beginners and Advanced

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Instantly Learn to play ‘Cruise’ Florida Georgia line on Guitar for Beginners and Advanced

Lyrics

Baby you a song
You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise

Hey baby

Yeah, when I first saw that bikini top on her
She’s poppin’ right out of the South Georgia water
Thought, “Oh, good lord, she had them long tanned legs!”
Couldn’t help myself so I walked up and said

Baby you a song
You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise
Down a back road blowin’ stop signs through the middle
Every little farm town with you
In this brand new Chevy with a lift kit
Would look a hell of a lot better with you up in it
So baby you a song
You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise

She was sippin’ on Southern and singin’ Marshall Tucker
We were falling in love in the sweet heart of summer
She hopped right up into the cab of my truck and said,
“Fire it up, let’s go get this thing stuck.”

Baby you a song
You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise
Down a back road blowin’ stop signs through the middle
Every little farm town with you
In this brand new Chevy with a lift kit
Would look a hell of a lot better with you up in it
So baby you a song
You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise

When that summer sun fell to its knees
I looked at her and she looked at me
And I turned on those KC lights and drove all night
‘Cause it felt so right, her and I, man we felt so right

I put it in park and
Grabbed my guitar
And strummed a couple chords
And sang from the heart
Girl you sure got the beat in my chest bumpin’
Hell, I can’t get you out of my head

Baby you a song
You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise
Down a back road blowin’ stop signs through the middle
Every little farm town with you

Baby you a song
You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise
Down a back road blowin’ stop signs through the middle
Every little farm town with you
In this brand new Chevy with a lift kit
Would look a hell of a lot better with you up in it
Come on

Baby you a song
You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise

Come on, girl
Get those windows down and cruise
Aww, yeah.

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