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Are You Truly Ready to Learn How to Play the Guitar?

Probably the most versatile instrument that has ever been made is the guitar. It can be used in different genres of music; from alternative rock to country music. Most lead singers in bands are also a guitar player.

If you want to learn how to play the guitar, it will take some patience, dedication, and commitment on your part. You will also have to get used to some physical effects from playing the guitar as well.

For example, you will develop calluses on your fingers, from strumming the strings. Your hands may cramp a little bit when you start learning the different chords, because they’re not used to being in those positions. Your shoulders may get sore and tired too.

Remember, no matter whom your guitar idol is, they too had to start somewhere. They experienced the same finger calluses hand and shoulder soreness that you do. The old saying “No pain, no gain” is pretty relevant to when you first learn how to play the guitar.

Before you learn how to play the guitar, you have to know how to tune it. In order to produce good sounds, your guitar needs proper tuning. The first step is to tune the lower E string, which is at the bottom. Next is the A string (2nd from the bottom), D string (3rd from the bottom), G string (fourth from the bottom) and B string (5th from the bottom). The last string to tune is the high E string. You can also use electronic tuners; these are available at most any music stores.

You can pay the music store to tune your guitar for you. However, it really is a skill that you should learn on your own. Otherwise, you’ll be spending a lot of money on having your guitar tuned. You can ask someone at a music store to teach you how to tune a guitar. They may do it for free, or they may charge a small fee. It is worthwhile to learn because you’ll also ensure that any time you’re ready to play, your guitar will sound its best.

Once your guitar is properly tuned, you should now learn how to read guitar tabs. These tutorials can be found in the internet. Then, you must properly place your fingers on each string. This can help you lessen the pain that you will encounter. After that, try to strum the guitar using your other hand. Lastly, practice playing songs that have the least complicated chords to play. Some simple chords are C, G, and A.

That’s it! You now know how to play the guitar. Always remember that practice makes perfect. The more you practice, the sooner you will master playing the guitar.

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