How To Play A Guitar

By Owen Dunn

In order to play a guitar, one needs to know the guitar at the first place. There are mainly two types of guitars, an acoustic one and an electric one. On the top of the guitar is the nut. A nut is the piece of plastic or bone where small grooves are carved to guide the string up to the tuners. The neck is the elongated area of the guitar and this is where you need to put all your focus.

To understand the guitar, you need to understand the neck. There are a total of 12 frets on the neck. Frets are the metal risings on the neck that you will have to use to create different notes from the same string.

The neck falls into the body of the guitar. This varies from guitar to guitar. The classical or acoustic guitars have a hollow body with a sound hole in the middle as to produce the sound mechanically. Electric guitars on the other hand have solid bodies with no sound holes. Electric guitars usually have pickups where the sound hole is in acoustic guitar. These pickups are actually small microphones which capture the sound that is further amplified.

There are six strings that run down the neck and the body of the guitar. These strings are named E, D, B, G, A and E. Along with a combination of each string with the 12 frets, each string can produce the seven modes of music that naturally occurs. In addition to this, these frets are responsible for creating variations in the mode that every string renders stand alone.

As a newbie, you need to focus on the strings that produce a specific mode and the combination that it requires with a specific fret to produce a specific sound. Once you practice all the seven modes Do, Ray, Me, Fah, So, Lah, Tee, Doh, you will be very good with guitar playing. - 31840

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