Basics Of Acoustic Guitar


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Basics Of Acoustic Guitar

  1. 1. Basics of Acoustic Guitar<br />By: Wesley Robbe<br />Benchmark: P.4 Perform, present, exhibit, publish, or demonstrate the results of the artistic/creative process for an audience.<br />
  2. 2. String Notes<br />1stString – E (thinnest string)<br />2nd String – B <br />3rd String – G<br />4th String – D<br />5th String – A<br />6th String – E (thickest string)<br />
  3. 3. Tips to Remember String Notes<br />Thinnest to Thickest <br />Every Boy Gets Dizzy Around Ellie<br />Thickest to Thinnest<br />Eddie Ate Dynamite, Good Bye Eddie<br />Or simply make up your own phrase – whatever works best.<br />
  4. 4. Tuning<br />GET A GUITAR TUNER! <br />Guitar tuner cost 15 dollars, much easier to tune a guitar than the traditional way.<br />The traditional way involves knowing the sound or tune of a guitar, this is for more advanced players.<br />
  5. 5. Parts of a Guitar<br />
  6. 6. Understanding Chords Part 1<br />Each Finger represents a number<br /><ul><li>Index finger = 1
  7. 7. Middle finger = 2
  8. 8. Ring finger = 3
  9. 9. Pinky finger = 4
  10. 10. Thumb = 5</li></li></ul><li>Understanding Chords Part 2<br />Frets are the bars on the guitar of the neck<br />The first fret is at the end of the guitar by the nut<br />
  11. 11. A Chord <br />3rdfinger goes on 2nd fret, 2nd string.<br />1stfinger goes on 2nd fret, 3rd string.<br />2nd finger goes on 2nd fret, 4th string.<br />
  12. 12. C Chord <br />1st finger goes on 1st fret, 2nd string.<br />2nd finger goes on 2nd fret, 4thstring.<br />3rd finger goes on 3rd fret, 5thstring.<br />
  13. 13. D Chord<br />2ndfinger goes on 2nd fret, 1st string.<br />1stfinger goes on 2nd fret, 3rd string.<br />3rd finger goes on 3rd fret, 2nd string.<br />
  14. 14. E Chord<br />1st finger goes on 1st fret, 3rd string.<br />2nd finger goes on 2nd fret, 5thstring.<br />3rd finger goes on 2nd fret, 4thstring.<br />
  15. 15. G Chord<br />3rdfinger goes on 3rd fret, 1st string.<br />1st finger goes on 2nd fret, 5th string.<br />2nd finger goes on 3rd fret, 6th string.<br />
  16. 16. Bending<br />Firmly press fingers against the string.<br />While still applying pressure, pull down on the string after plucking the note.<br />Bending notes makes a distorted sound that creates a neat bluesy sound.<br />
  17. 17. Hammer Ons<br />To play a hammer on, pluck the string intended.<br />Then immediately place your finger on the desired note.<br />Hammer ons are useful, because it makes a clean sound and involves less plucking of the right hand.<br />
  18. 18. Easy Songs to Learn<br />Wild Thing (The Troggs)<br />Knocking on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan)<br />American Pie (Don Mclean)<br />House of the Rising Sun (The Animals)<br />Have you Ever Seen the Rain (CCR)<br />Time of your Life (Green Day)<br />
  19. 19. Difficult Songs to Play<br />Wish you were Here (Pink Floyd)<br />Patience (Guns n’ Roses)<br />Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)<br />Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton)<br />She Talks to Angels (Black Crowes)<br />
  20. 20. Citations<br />Most information was researched at the website –<br />Guitar Picture:<br />A,C,D,E, and G chord pictures were also found at the site – found under beginners course.<br />