4 easy guitar tabs for beginners

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Guitar tabs are a form of alphabet for guitarists. Using tabs you can play any music without knowing the note tables. Nowadays, you can find tabs online for pretty much any song out there, so they are a very useful tool for any musician. This article includes a list of 4 songs that are very easy to learn, yet each of them provides something useful to advance your guitar skills.
With that being said, here is the list itself:

“Come as You Are” by Nirvana

We will be playing the bass riff from this song because it is relatively simple, yet complex in its own way. The tab uses only the top two strings (and 2 first frets). But it is the rhythm that is the main concern here, as it is pretty fast. In the beginning, play each of the notes slowly. Also, try to match it with singing. It is advised to play this song without a pick. To do this, you need to form a sort of claw and strike the strings using your index and middle fingers. This is called finger picking and it is a very useful tool to know.

“Happy birthday”

Ah, yes. This popular song is probably known all around the world. It was chosen for its simplicity. The whole song can be played using a single low E string. However, it practices your finger movement around the fret board. It also trains you to ring the notes appropriately.

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How to play guitar: learning the basics

So, you want to learn how to play guitar but you have no idea where to start and what to do? Never fear! Here is a short list of things you need to know before you start digging into the advanced stuff. You can also learn how to play guitar online – see jamplay review.

First of all, you need to learn various parts of guitar. Starting from to bottom, you have a headstock (the part attached to the guitar’s neck. It also has tuners, used for adjusting the pitch of a string), the “nut” (a small piece of material in the area where headstock meets the neck) and the neck itself. guitarThis is one of the most important parts of any guitar and you should study it carefully. Finally, there are the body and the bridge. The guitar’s body varies greatly, depending on the type of your guitar: acoustic, electric, bass, etc. Most acoustic have a hollow body and a “sound hole”. Electric guitars have “pick-ups” instead.

Next, you want to learn how to hold your instrument properly. Sit straight (preferably in an armless chair), hold your guitar so it comes in contact with your stomach, with the neck parallel to the floor. Place one of your legs so that the guitar’s body rests on it. Continue reading