Welcome to my beginner guitar course! In this lesson we will talk about holding the guitar, sitting and arm positions. Below are a few review questions you can answer after you watch the video. Questions:
This video will walk you through some music notation basics. Watch through the full video and then answer the questions below to help you review the details. Yu can come back to this lesson if you need at any stage. Review
Place: this first contact with the string is very important. If you don’t have contact with the string in a consistent and correct place on your finger, then the resulting sound quality will likely be poor. Pressure: an inward pressure is key here, with the power joint being the big knuckle joint. This string […]
This video will take you through the parts of the guitar and how they relate to notation.
Notes on Staff Notes as played on fretboard The red lines show the direction you take ascending up the scale. There are notes beyond A on the third string for example but we won’t be dealing with those as they are beyond first position.
Notes on the First String Play Along Track or
Play Along Track – Exercises on the Second String or
In this lesson we will practice the notes on the first and second string. The play along tracks below include some fun but simple pieces for you to start learn to read the notes. Play Along Track or
Now that you are starting to read here are some reading tips: Name, Find and Finger It’s good practice to name the note, find the note on the fretboard and know which finger you are supposed to use. Practising this process will help you internalise the notes quickly and also make sure you are playing […]
In these exercises we’ll start practicing various rhythms on the open strings. Here are some tips: keep Right Hand Fingers walking (index – middle) use Rest Stroke throughout repeat each rhythm until it feels comfortable Play Along Track or