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10 Basic Lessons


Did you know that many guitar  players have lots of trouble using their fingers simply because of the way they are holding the guitar? Also, many players have trouble controlling their fingers because they started learning guitar by playing notes or chords at the first fret, which is one of the most difficult areas of the guitar for the fingers? Unless the fingers are prepared properly, they will simply become tenser and tenser the more you struggle to get  your notes?

You will learn all this vital information, and a lot more of the essentials of how to become a good guitar player here in this series of beginner lessons.

As with any journey, when learning the guitar the beginning is the most critical time. If your feet are pointed in the wrong direction before you take your first step, you will be going in the wrong direction. With these lessons, your feet will be firmly on the road to real guitar ability.

 

Beginner Guitar 1: Welcome!
Everything you'd better know when you begin guitar!
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Beginner Guitar 2: Sitting & Holding The Guitar
Many guitar students never realize that most of their problems begin with how they hold the guitar. When practicing, holding the guitar wrong will result in uncontrollable fingers.
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Beginner Guitar 3: Developing The Left Hand For Guitar
ALL guitar players, using the usual methods develop left hand problems right from the beginning. They don't know it, but they do. You won't be one of them if you watch this!
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Beginner Guitar 4: Holding & Using The Pick
Here are the details of holding and using the guitar pick in the best way.
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Beginner Guitar 5: Your First Chord!
A guitar "chord" is a group of notes played with a group of fingers. If you learn them in a certain order and a certain way, you will have no trouble mastering them.
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Beginner Guitar 6: Your First Song!
Learning to strum & sing is very important for new guitar players. It can be very difficult to put it all together, unless you pick the right songs and practice them in the right way.
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Beginner Guitar 7: D & A7 Chords
There are ways of changing guitar chords that make things much easier. Here I discuss a great way of learning your first chord changes - using "support".
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Beginner Guitar 8: Finding The Right Singing Note
Finding the right starting note for singing can be difficult for the beginning guitarist. If you know how to look for that note, it can be a lot easier.
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Beginner Guitar Lessson 9: Using The Capo
Using a capo can help us in many ways on guitar. We will look at how the capo enables use the fingering patterns for an easy key to play in a more difficult key on guitar.
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