Stringing a classical guitar is a bit different than stringing a steel string guitar. Check this video out.
Here’s a pretty good video if you need to know how to string a steel string guitar.
In this video, I show you some of the basics of starting to read standard notation. This is different from tablature.
What is a barred chord? A barred chord is one of the first types of guitar chords you will learn. Because this is the beginner guitar lesson section, we will look at just major barred chords and minor barred chords. Basically, a barred chord is a chord that requires you to put one or more […]
What is an open chord? An open chord is the typical old “cowboy chord.” These are the chords that people learn first because they are the easiest guitar chords to form. The reason the open chord is easy is because you only have to press down on a few strings to form the chord, leaving […]
There are three main ways to tune your guitar An electronic tuner Using harmonics to tune Using open strings to tune The electronic tuner The most accurate way to tune your guitar. If one isn’t available, you need to be able to tune your guitar yourself. As far as electronic tuners go, there are 2 […]
Relaxed hand Index finger across the back of pick Pad of thumb holding front of pick Wrist relaxed and not arched back The pick should be held at a slight angle downward … this helps it slide across the strings more easily. Picking Techniques String Muting String muting is a common practice in heavy metal […]
The Order of the Strings: From thinnest to thickest strings E B G D A E Step 1: Remove the bridge pin and insert the ball of the string into the bridge hole. On the left is an electric guitar bridge hole. You string from the back of the guitar, there are no bridge pins […]
Guitar Headstock Tuning Machines Tuning machines are the knobs that wind the strings. When you are looking for a guitar, make sure that these turn smoothly and evenly. If they don’t, they probably are not of very good quality. Grover tuners are a respected brand you can’t go wrong with, but a bit pricey. All […]