Among aspiring musicians, the guitar is the most popular instrument. Young people increasingly prefer to master playing the guitar on their own, without resorting to the help of teachers in music schools. The main thing is that you must have an excellent ear for music and the guitar itself.
It is necessary
- - guitar;
- - visual aid for learning chords.
So, first of all, you will need the musical instrument itself, but you should not immediately spend money on a guitar (perhaps you will soon stop liking this instrument or you will simply give up this venture). Surely one of your friends, relatives or comrades has a guitar. But keep in mind that it is better to learn on a regular acoustic guitar than on an electric guitar.
Melodies are made up of the correct chord progression as the song is sung. Therefore, playing the guitar is primarily about learning notes and chords. And here you cannot do without a visual application or a friend who has already mastered musical notation. Mastering the guitar at this stage will require many hours of practice from you.
Your fingers will be very sore at first, so it is recommended to take breaks. To get started, learn the correct position of your fingers on the fretboard and learn how to quickly move your fingers to other chords. Remember the names and positions of the major chords that make up over 80% of the songs.
Fingers during the game will be constantly in tension, try to keep them in a bent state. Straightening them will only increase the load and thereby degrade the sound. The index and thumb of the left hand should be approximately the same distance. The only condition is that the thumb is always on the back of the neck.
You should not squeeze the strings too much, since when playing the guitar, it is not the strength with which you close the strings and the neck that is important, but accuracy in actions, especially since the fingertips are not yet quite ready for this. If you grip the strings forcibly, you run the risk of getting rough and rough finger pads split in two by string marks.
There are two ways to play the guitar: by striking and plucking the strings. While you rearrange the chords with your left hand, use the fingers of your right hand to lightly strike the strings. The easiest fight is usually played with one finger of the right hand. First, slide your finger up the strings twice, then down twice in a row. Try to keep the rhythm and do not interrupt your playing even while changing chords.