Hello, and welcome to our series of 10 beginner guitar lessons. This is the very first lesson, so this lesson is dedicated to the very basics. You learn more about the anatomy of your guitar, including the body, the fretboard and the strings. You'll learn the correct method of plucking the string, and you'll also learn 2 hand strengthening exercises. The things we'll cover in this lesson are:
- guitar anatomy basics
- how to pluck the strings
- how to hold the strings (fret)
- how to play a scale
- finger strengthening exercises
This series of guitar lessons for beginners will set you on the right path to becoming a great guitarist, but there is one thing it can't do. It can't practice for you.
Practice is the single most important factor in advancing your guitar skills and techniques. It's not hard, it just takes time. You'll see that you'll be advancing with each day, and the things you learn today and tomorrow, will seem soooo easy a couple of months from now.
Practice whenever you feel like it, and try to get at least 30 minutes of practice in there per day, or every other day.
After finishing this lesson and practicing what you've learned, you could:
- move on to the next beginner guitar lesson on chords,
- check out all of our free guitar lessons for beginners,
- learn some beginner guitar songs, for example
If you want to refine the skills you learned in Guitar Basics -- Beginner, check out these lessons on songs by clicking these links:
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