Parts of The Guitar
Here you can see the different parts of the guitar, see if you can memorize each one.
Notice, if you hold your guitar in front of you the strings line up left to right heaviest (thickest) to the skinniest string. Each of those strings has a letter name, from the musical alphabet.
Using a Pick
Watch the Following video on Guitar Tuning
to help keep your guitar in tune. Match each string to the pitch you ear, by playing the string and moving the tuning peg that string is attached to.
When using a pick, hold it between your first finger
and your thumb just like in this photo.
When using the pick to play the guitar, gently strum ACROSS the string(s) you wish to play, the guitar will do the work for you, so you dont have to press very hard with your picking hand.
Notice, how only the very tip of the pick touches the string. That's all you need!
Notes on The Guitar
We will divide the notes of the guitar (in first position) into strings to make them easier to learn.
1st string (thinnest)