Body Position & Chair Type
Now that you’re all tuned up, let’s learn how to hold your guitar properly. You want to be sitting comfortably in an armless chair with your seat back straight up and down, ensuring your back is straight. If you’re not sitting in a chair or the chair you’re using doesn’t have a seat back, that’s totally fine — just make sure you’re sitting or standing up straight. They key is to avoid slouching, because that can hurt your body and also negatively affect your guitar playing by causing you to develop some bad habits, which we definitely don’t want!
Guitar Position & Strap Height
You want the body of your guitar to rest right up against your stomach area so that the neck of your guitar is parallel with the ground. I prefer...
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Never forget that finding "your sound" is the most satisfying thing about music.
Dynamics are what allow you to be conversational with your guitar playing.
Everyone gets down on themselves now and then, but you don't have to stay there.
Unfortunately, we have to practice in order to get better at guitar. There is no magical way to get better at guitar without putting in the work (or is there?).
Do you need a new practice routine? Try this.
Holding your guitar properly is essential to learning without impediment.
There are three rules to successfully playing a chord.
The less movement, the less your hand has to work, which allows you to play more efficiently.
A popular technique to use on power chords and other guitar riffs is called muting, AKA palm muting.
TAB is a great way to begin your quest of learning different music and a new language.
Guitar picks are to guitarists as swords are to knights.
Aside from power chords sounding sweet, they are easy to play.
With new chords in our pocket, let’s apply some strumming patterns.
Without a solid foundation of rhythm, music is not really music at all… it’s just noise.
Building up your finger strength is crucial to being able to do practically anything on the guitar.
You will need a tuner in order to tune your guitar strings to the correct pitches.
Indications that your strings need to be changed are if they look or feel rusty or discolored.
Understand what the various parts of your guitar do and how they can help you.