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