Building A Good Relationship With Your Guitar
The guitar is considered the friendliest musical instrument there is. It is because the guitar is the handiest musical instrument that could stand on its own. A group can enjoy music with just a guitar even without the accompaniment of winds and percussions. The term "acoustic" is referred to, in the music context of today, the rendition of songs in all the glory of guitars. No percussion and piano and other instruments needed, just guitars. Sometimes, it can be the jamming of more than just one guitar. Acoustic is a favorite type of music today because of its relaxed and soulful rendition of songs.
The guitar can be carried everywhere and is one of the easiest instrument to be learned in no time. All you need is a songbook or song hits and you're ready to take the stage and perform to your heart's desire. It may sound so easy and can be done in a snap, however, playing a guitar is an art that needs to be perfected with constant practice. There are basic steps you need to know before mastering playing the guitar.
Basically, a guitar is like a friend you need to familiarize yourself with. Get to know the guitar and you'll be able to make good music together. For beginners, the first lesson starts with getting to know the guitar and its parts. Some examples of different types of guitars are the electric guitar, the base guitar, the 12-string guitars and the non-electric acoustical guitar.
Parts of a guitar:
Head - is where the tuning keys are found. The strings are wound up around pegs which can be twisted to loosen or tighten the strings.
Tuning Keys - are the keys which hold the strings. These keys are twisted to adjust the tones of the strings
Nut - found at the edge of the fret board on which the strings pass before wrapping around the tuning keys
Fret board - is where pitch and expression of the tones are controlled.
Frets - 19 divisions on which fingers are placed
Little Metallic Bars/Fret bars - thin metallic bars dividing the frets
Neck - accommodates the fret board
Sounding Board - the body of the guitar
Sounding Hole (Rosette) - sounds produced are resonated. This serves as the amplifier of the acoustical guitar
Strings - are of different sizes made up of either steel or nylon which are the foremost cause of sounds
Bridge - the part where the strings are attached opposite. It is found at the body of the guitar.
Tuning the guitar is the next thing a guitar player should know. It is where he can further intensify his mastery and familiarity with the guitar. It is a gift if a person has the remarkable natural ability of hearing. He can determine if the guitar has good quality through hearing its tune for the first time. However, there are people who do not posses that certain gift. But there are other ways of tuning the guitar. One way is the ordinary method.
The first step to the ordinary method of tuning the guitar is finding a tuning instrument like a piano or an organ to base the tune.
Make sure that every string's tune sounds just like the sound of its corresponding key on the keyboard. And with that, you now know how to tune your guitar!
Knowing the parts of a guitar and learning how to tune it are vital aspects in picking or choosing very good quality of guitar. In choosing your own guitar, you must first try the accuracy of the frets. To do this, you must tighten all the six strings and check to hear a full tone when strummed or plucked.
Then do a complete scale for each string by, first, plucking the open string, then press the 2nd fret (of the same string), then the fourth fret, fifth fret, seventh fret, ninth fret, eleventh fret and twelfth fret. Each scale must produce the exact sound of the musical scale: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do. The sound when the twelfth fret is pressed must be one octave higher than the sound when the open string is plucked. This process is called the mechanical test.
After completing the mechanical test, the next step is tuning the guitar. Since you already know the process in tuning, what you must achieve is to look for the fullness or roundness of the tone and not the loudness.
Lastly, the next thing you must consider in finding the best guitar for you is the comfort you will achieve while playing it. Choose a guitar that would require you to exert minimal pressure in pressing the frets in order to produce a full and booming sound. In this way, you would avoid blistering your fingertips which would make your practices easy, enjoyable and painless.
About The Author
The writer, Ismael D. Tabije, runs the website www.song-lyrics-with-guitar-chords.com that features guitar lessons, guitar chords, guitar song books, guitar sales and unlimited MP3 music and video downloads.
Why I Like Making Music John Scalzi's Whatever
Olivia Newton-John’s 10 best songs – sorted! The Guardian
Fitbit Discontinues Music Sync – But Wait, It Gets Worse Digital Music News
ARCH ENEMY Releases Music Video For 'The Watcher' BLABBERMOUTH.NET
The largest YouTube royalties heist in history is just a spotlight on a much larger problem. - Mashable
The largest YouTube royalties heist in history is just a spotlight on a much larger problem. Mashable
Radio Station Responds to Jamey Johnson's Scathing Comments Saving Country Music
Sun Valley Music Festival to End with Three Memorable Concerts Eye On Sun Valley
Spotify vs. Deezer: Which Music Streaming Service Is Better? MUO - MakeUseOf
Lea Desandre Gives a Modern Voice to Early Music The New York Times
New Music From Me: “8/13/22 (They Were Not Aware They Had Become Ghosts)” John Scalzi's Whatever
23rd annual Springfield music festival celebrates Irish music and heritage - Western Massachusetts News
23rd annual Springfield music festival celebrates Irish music and heritage Western Massachusetts News
Five Bands With Music Perfect for Stranger Things Season 5 CBR - Comic Book Resources
Israeli music icon Zvika Pik passes away, age 72 The Jerusalem Post
Want Music To Both Trip and Study? Try Post-Rock Study Breaks
Gerds/Review: Classical music scene on the mend WeAreGreenBay.com
Photos: Country music fans party it up at Tailgate Fest in Fontana San Bernardino County Sun
Ozomatli Headlines Free Concert Live at The Music Center September 3 | The South Pasadenan - The South Pasadenan
Ozomatli Headlines Free Concert Live at The Music Center September 3 | The South Pasadenan The South Pasadenan
Conducters with controllers: OSU's unique music class | Entertainment | ocolly.com - Daily O'Collegian
Conducters with controllers: OSU's unique music class | Entertainment | ocolly.com Daily O'Collegian
What's The Best Opening Line In Country Music? Whiskey Riff
Summer in the South End: An August Roundup of Live Music and Block Parties South Seattle Emerald
Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Barrington Stage Company Broadway World
Last week in music industry commentary hypebot.com
Gather Around the Midway 'Music at Night' Stage at the SWW Fair for Free Nightly Concerts - Centralia Chronicle
Gather Around the Midway 'Music at Night' Stage at the SWW Fair for Free Nightly Concerts Centralia Chronicle
Phish Dive Into "1999" and "Fluffhead" on Night Two of Alpine Valley Music Theatre Stand in East Troy - jambands.com
Phish Dive Into "1999" and "Fluffhead" on Night Two of Alpine Valley Music Theatre Stand in East Troy jambands.com
SummerFest 2022 Brings Excitement, Musical Innovation to La Jolla Times of San Diego
Spanish-language streaming and music coming to Walla Walla County Rural Library District - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Spanish-language streaming and music coming to Walla Walla County Rural Library District Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE: 'For Us, The Music Always Came First' BLABBERMOUTH.NET
Sunday's “Monarchs and Music” butterfly fair to highlight pollinators in Crystal Lake, McHenry County - Shaw Local
Sunday's “Monarchs and Music” butterfly fair to highlight pollinators in Crystal Lake, McHenry County Shaw Local
The Composer Who Turns Hayao Miyazaki’s Humane Touch Into Music The New York Times
Environmental advocacy, music blend at second annual 'Honoring the Land' rally in Turners Falls - The Recorder
Environmental advocacy, music blend at second annual 'Honoring the Land' rally in Turners Falls The Recorder
Kids are on a mission for music Abilene Reporter-News
With 'Bullet Train,' Bad Bunny joins Camila Cabello, Desi Arnaz, Leslie Grace and more as Latin music star to make jump to acting - New York Daily News
With 'Bullet Train,' Bad Bunny joins Camila Cabello, Desi Arnaz, Leslie Grace and more as Latin music star to make jump to acting New York Daily News
From Woodstock to Coachella: 50 historic music festivals | Entertainment News | wfmz.com - 69News WFMZ-TV
From Woodstock to Coachella: 50 historic music festivals | Entertainment News | wfmz.com 69News WFMZ-TV
Ari Lennox Stunts In Her “Hoodie” Ratings Game Music
The 2022 Dell Music Concert Series: a review Philadelphia Sunday Sun
Music Therapy Florida State University
A Guide to the Dance Music on Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ The New York Times
Is Old Music Killing New Music? The Ringer
It's official: New music is SHRINKING in popularity Music Business Worldwide
A Proclamation on Black Music Appreciation Month, 2022 The White House
Pop Music's Nostalgia Obsession The Atlantic
New Music Friday: FKJ, ELUCID, Nick Mulvey, Mother Nature, Midori Takada : All Songs Considered - NPR
The music lives on Apple
The Best Music of March: Kilo Kish, Jenny Hval, Soul Glo, Jóhann Jóhannsson : All Songs Considered - NPR
The Best Music of March: Kilo Kish, Jenny Hval, Soul Glo, Jóhann Jóhannsson : All Songs Considered NPR
The Best Music of 2021 The New Yorker
Jack Antonoff’s Gift for Pop-Music Collaboration The New Yorker
Is the Record Album Dead? Not by a Long Shot
In 1982, Sony and Philips introduced the compact disc, a digital music playback format that used a laser to read the disc. The compact disc was expected to quickly replace the long play record album (LP) that Columbia had introduced in 1949.
Name That Tune - Tips For When You Can't Remember The Song Title Or Artist
For years, you have been searching for a song lodged in your brain that is driving you nuts. Unfortunately, you have forgotten both the song title and the artist and all you remember are a few words.
Automatic Control of Chords
CORRECT PRACTICE IS INDISPENSABLE!Your success or failure at the keyboard may well hinge on how quickly and accurately you can memorize a new chord. To be really efficient at this you must use your eyes, your ears, and the muscles of your hands.
Right Hand Guitar Playing Tip
This lesson can open for you a secret of high-speed guitar playing. If take the given technique for 2-3 weeks you'll feel progress in high-speed playing of complex passages.
Be An Organized Church Pianist
Playing in front of a congregation each Sunday is no easy feat. Make sure you are well prepared before giving your best for God and before others.
Learning the Piano and Playing the Piano
Many piano students spend much time learning how to play the piano. Years upon years of study time devoted to perfecting technique, tone, dynamics, etc.
Everything I Play Sounds the Same
Many students want to create music that has a certain emotional quality. For example, I once had a student ask me to show her how to play something that sounded happy.
New Age Piano and Improvisation
There are so many areas in life where one must do things right. Thankfully, art is an area where great discoveries are made by making mistakes!Take improvisation for example.
Oh My Aching Head! Can Music Really Make You Feel Better?
We all know, if only instinctively, that music has a profound effect on us. If we didn't believe that music affects us then singing lullabies to calm children and help them sleep wouldn't be universal.
Hip Hop Clothing
Celebrities now such as Outkast, a fashion wear can be a must have. Likewise gainful for celebrities included within the clothing lines world, which is how come we are in possession of these most up to date hip hop clothing lines on the market like, FuBu.
Music Making as Spiritual Experience
If you've been playing piano for some time, you may come upon periods where you forget yourself and only the music remains. You might even have had a spiritual experience.
RIAA Files Second Wave of Lawsuits
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has launched a second wave of lawsuits against users of internet2 (a specialized high speed version of the internet that makes it ideal for file sharing). By adding 20 new schools to the list, RIAA has greatly expanded the number of students involved in the case.
Piano Lessons and Perfectionism
Are you a perfectionist? Does every note have to sound right before it comes out of your piano? If so, you might be cheating yourself out of the joy of music making. Most of us learned how to be perfectionists as children, trying to please Mommy or Daddy.
How I Learned How To Play The Guitar After Giving Up In Disgust
I was 17 at the time (the Beatles era), and it was considered cool to play the guitar. I had a little training in music in elementary school where I had learned how to play the trumpet.
Celtic Music: The Japanese Connection
My friend, guitarist Brian Hughes, toured with the Chieftain's in Japan as an opening act with Loreena McKennitt. He then went on to perform with the Chieftains in North America and Europe when they were promoting their album Santiago.
The Future for Independent Record Labels
Small independent record labels are facing a different fight today to obtain a share of the music industry. The best possible means in which small labels were able to get their CD's sold vanished in 2003 when Southwest Wholesale Records and Tapes closed the doors.
I bet your wondering all about the Micheal Jackson Trail. Do you think he's guilty.
Creating Your Own Compositions
The idea of actually creating a complete piece of music to play frightens many students. They just don't understand how someone could come up with something, put it down on paper, and call it their own.
Playing The Violin Is For Everyone Who Loves Music
Every day musical instruments enrich the lives of people around the world and continue to promote culture and art throughout every society and community, no matter what size or structure. Even those people of the world who live outside the realm of technology enjoy and use musical instruments to tell stories or entertain.
Things To Know When Shopping For A Guitar Amplifier
Guitar amplifiers are a major part of your tone. Some amps can do many things well, while others excel at producing specific tonal qualities.
|home | site map|