Learning to play a guitar is an awesome feeling and you are never to old to learn to play an instrument. In this article, wee are going to teach you on how to start to learn and play the guitar. Any novice can follow these simple steps and start to play guitar.
Many beginners give after a few months after seeing no progress, but not at Nilsson’s Music Academy. You can opt for guitar lessons with our instructor and we will keep you motivated to learn a guitar. We will teach how to use the guitar in a very simple, fun and affordable way. You will be playing your favourite song on your guitar in no time at all!
Music speaks for your heart.. Welcome to learning and playing the guitar.
Step 1 Tune Your Guitar
As a new guitarist, the first thing you should learn is how to tune your guitar. Your guitar has to sound right and at the correct pitch. It would not be practical to play on a out of tune guitar.
In a standard (non digital) guitar you need to tune the open strings of a guitar to standard concert pitch. You can start with the 6th (fattest) string and use the notes E-A-D-G-B-E. If you find this difficult to do, then you can try to get a cheap digital tuner and start learning how to use it effectively. You will learn how to get those string perfectly in tune and at the right pitch.
As you practice, you need to learn to tune your guitar by your ear. This will help you tremendously to tune the guitar as any time and help you to understand the notes and get an ear for music.
You get buy a beginner’s guitar manual or get all the information from the internet. Some initial information is required to how to use the guitar and all the chords etc.
Learn Some Basic Chords
Hold your guitar in the correct way and learn to strum. As you keep keep practicing, you will get the habit of holding the guitar. Start with three notes on the E string and then start to master the open-form A, C, D, E, F and G Major chords as well as open-form minors such as Am, Em, Dm and even some 7th chords. You should learn to play the most commonly used movable barre shapes such as A, Am, E and Em.
You need to keep practicing these chords and get good at them
Practice the Basic Exercises Every Day
Start by play an open sixth string note, then follow it by the first fret of the sixth string with your pointer (first) finger. Similarly you play the second fret on the same string with your second finger and so on. Finally you play the fourth fret on the sixth string with your pinky (fourth) finger.
Keep practicing till you get the habit of it.
After you have completed working on the sixth string, try the fifth string and so on. Keep cycling and also playing the notes in reverse order.
Got it?…..Simply isn’t it?
Buy those basic song books
You can buy those basic Guitar song books that have all the notes printed for each song. This songs can be nursery rhymes or small child songs that is easy to play. You need to start practicing each song religiously. This way you will lay down the foundation for the basic chords.
Whether you prefer to take lessons or teach yourself to play guitar, you have to put in a lot of effort and time . The more you practice the better.
Learn from professionals
If you want guitar lessons, you can come to Nilsson’s Music Academy near Kalaburagi, Karnataka where our guitar teachers are well experienced and trained and their teaching method is very creative and interesting. With more than 10 years experience, they have taught many people of different ages and gender. From students as young as 6 Years old to seniors aging 65+.
You will love the learning phase.. and never lose interest in your guitar. We will start the course from basic lessons for beginners. Notation, Scales, low and high pitches, to easy chord transaction lessons, stretching exercises. Will keep you inspired to practice guitar. We can teach you right from the basic to prepare you for higher level playing.