Before Your First Guitar Lesson
So you've decided you want to play the guitar? Maybe you already got one, maybe you're just exploring the idea and wondering what it's going to take... worried about finger pain? not sure what to buy?
This introduction series is going to be super helpful to know before your first guitar lesson, be it on my course that follows or with an 'in the flesh teacher'.
It includes top tips for practice, information on the different types of guitar and what I recommend and some basic stuff like guitar anatomy, choosing and holding a pick and some beginner FAQ. If you worry about something else, leave questions in the comments and I'll see what I can do! :) welcome aboard!
Top 5 Tips for new guitar players
Some very basic things that might help you get started on your journey.
The head connects to the neck, which connects to the body... just like people :) there are even nobs to twiddle and a G String to snap!
What's the best guitar for a beginner?
Every beginner guitarist struggles to know what guitar to buy, so here's my advice to help you get the right instrument to start your journey with.
What to look for when buying a guitar
What's the best way to buy an instrument and what to look out for when you go to a store?
What guitar accessories do you need?
Wondering what accessories you must have to get into guitar - he's my list and recommendations.
How to choose and hold a Pick
Don't start with a bad habit and hold the pick all funny - check out this lesson and get it right from the start!
How To Strum Without A Pick
I get loads of questions about this - and while I think most beginners should learn to use a pick (don't give up too easily if you find it hard - most people do!) it's...
How To Read TAB and Chord Boxes
You are going to be reading chord boxes in the very first stage so you will need to get this down now. You won't need to read tab for a little while yet, but we'll giv...
How To Tune A Guitar For Beginners
You have to make sure your guitar is in tune if you want to enjoy playing it! If it's out of tune you won't dig it and neither will friends or family!