1. Familiarization with guitar parts the guitar I hold in video is steel string acoustic guitar, more technically known as flat-top guitar. So; we begin with familiarization of parts of guitar

Acoustic_guitar_parts 263px-Electric_guitar_parts

guitars show here first one is classical/Spanish guitar second is electrical guitar.

( 1.Headstock, 2.Nut, 3.Machine heads (or tuning keys, tuning pegs), 4.Frets, 5.Truss rod, 6.Inlays, 7.Neck, 8.Heel (acoustic or Spanish) - Neckjoint (electric), 9.Body, 10.Pickups, 11.Electronics, 12.Bridge, 13.Pickguard, 14.Back., 15.Soundboard (top), 16.Body sides (ribs), 17.Sound hole, with Rosette inlay, 18.Strings, 19.Saddle, 20.Fretboard (or Fingerboard)


 

2. Tuning of Guitar:

*tuning means to adjust guitar strings for desired tone(sound).

* there are 12 notes in western music known as 'C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B'

Piano_Key. One octave.

Piano_Key. One octave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*C# can be called Db, D# as Eb, F# as Gb, G# as Ab, A# as Bb.

these note can be well understand by piano keys, keys are in bunch of 12 ( 7 white+5 black) known as one octave. all together piano has 7 complete octave , 4th is known as middle octave. ( see picture below for clarification, I have shown only 3 octave i.e. 2nd, 3rd and 4th)

full piano keys.1

full piano keys.1

* the guitar I have in my hand is steel string acoustic guitar technically known as flat-top guitar, has 6 strings. strings are numbered from below 1,2,3,4,5,6. In standard tuning_ 1st string is tuned to E note of 4th octave of Master Piano. 2nd string to B note of 3rd Octave, 3rd string to G note of 3rd octave, 4th string to D note of 3rd octave, 5th string to A note of 2nd octave and 6th string to E note of 2nd octave.

( * If things does't seems to be very clear because of new subject, leave it for this movement. This is real easy of primary class, will be clear automatically by further lessons)

Remember this much only... our 1st string is E, 2nd B, 3rd G, 4th D, 5th A , 6th is E and with help of a electronic tuner we can tune our guitar at this movement)


3 octave.keys.

Tuning strings of guitar

Tuning strings of guitar

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3. Note identification/ location on guitar fret-board: 

*note: tone/sound denoted is called musical note.

* tune your guitar with help of some electronic/ mechanical tuner you have or you can download it over your phone or computer.

You already know that in standard tuning our 1st string is E, 2nd B, 3rd G, 4th D, 5th A , 6th is E. And as we learned there are 12 note in music, 'C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B'  called chromatic scale if played together. and these chromatic notes comes on guitar on very next fret; from where ever you start..

example: see 2nd string is B in open then on 1st fret it would be C, because after B there is C in chromatic notes.. then on 2nd fret C#, then on 3rd fret D, then D# on 4th fret and so forth..

*Difference of 1 fret on guitar called Half-step or Semitone, Difference of 2 fret on guitar called Whole-step or Tone.

*take 1st string, E string , open (0 fret) is E, if I press and hold 1st fret it would be F note, 2nd fret would be F#, 3rd fret G and so on according to '12 notes' , see image.note identification on fretboard

Do not worry if it's hard to remember notes on fret-board, slowly over period of time your mind will learn it automatically.

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Exercise 1. finger gymnastics:

Hold your guitar strong, hold plectrum firmly, press string just before the metal strip(fret) for clear sound. (refer video for explanations)

Play it daily for 8 to 10 minute, play slow, and in constant timing, get clear sound on every stroke. this exercise is for strengthening your fingers , not for speed, so go slow and clear and in timing.

finger gym___________________________________________________

Exercise 2. finger picking. 

 

 

finger pick. 1

finger pick. 1


 

Practice and tips for this week.

1. Thanks, be encourage, go through note identification well its really important to know notes on guitar..,
2. Make all notes and drawing in you note book for good learning (plain pages recommended),
3. Go through exercise, do not intend to do 100% in first week ,even if you get 70% move on, slowly it comes.

 


 

 

 

 

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22 Comments

  1. Tejaswi February 22, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Hlo, can u pls explain d finger pick exercise again im detail.

     
  2. Sarbajyoti Majumder February 14, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    came across a really easy teaching method of guitar. Will soon become a member once I get my new guitar, may be in a day or two. Learnt to play easy chords back in college days without knowing the basics. Now I will learn diligently.

     
  3. Roshan October 18, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Good work pal.It really helped me a lot.

     
  4. Sridharan October 15, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Nice way of teaching

    How do become member and any charges for it
    If so how much and how to pay
    Sridharan
    dharansri@gmail.com

     
    • Shailendra January 7, 2017 at 11:23 am

      its mentioned on membership page.. please see..

       
  5. Abdullah September 23, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Very useful lessons. .
    Thank you soo much

     
  6. Ravindra singh August 7, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    How to download pdf of this page?

     
    • Shailendra January 7, 2017 at 11:24 am

      once you become member then you would be able to download..

       
  7. Nutan July 26, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Hii…need to know how can I tune my guitar if I lost the tuning sheet of my guitar??

     
  8. Manish March 29, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Hi, Great first lesson. I have started my first week’s practice. I have a query. How often I should tune my acoustic guitar? Should I tune and de-tune very day? does the strings get weak or loose its tuning if we do not de-tune it?

     
    • Shailendra April 21, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      well.. tune your guitar daily.. every time you go for a practice..

       
    • Shailendra January 7, 2017 at 11:25 am

      keep tuned unlit you are about to pack it for one week or so…

       
  9. Swapan Singha January 22, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Hi sir……… really great lesson! thanks a lot…
    I am a beginner, So I wish to know that, should I play guitar by pick or by fingers?

     
    • Zach Bartu March 8, 2016 at 2:09 am

      That is up to you. For now, I would just use a pick (which, just like strings, you will need to regularly replace probably every other week, to maintain freshness and usability). If you want, though, go ahead and try fingering. It really just depends on whichever works better for you.

       
  10. Kaushik Chamalwar August 31, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Hi shalendra great lesson ..thank u so much
    For such great support for learning guitar
    Really appriciate

     
  11. MS March 27, 2015 at 8:29 am

    please try to increase your your volume next time 🙂
    Great lessons, btw.

     
    • Shailendra March 29, 2015 at 10:48 am

      thank you..! yes english videos are on trail only.. I will try my best to make things good..

       
  12. Ganesh March 25, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    How much frets guitar is comfortable 18 or 21

     
  13. NP February 28, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Hi I want to know when doing the finger gymnastics, is there a movement in thumb while moving the fingers on the four frets ?

     

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