hello class, as you all know, we’ve been instructed by the all mighty and powerful Mr.Campbell to teach each other how to do something awesome that we ourselves can do. well my fellow classmates, i have chosen to do a tutorial on how to play guitar. enjoy !
HOW TO PLAY GUITAR. By: Austin Sharpe
the guitar. what a lusterous instrument. it pours out melodies that can melt the soul. it’s made people famous. it has many many different looks, styles and even produces different sounds. and i’m going to teach you how to play it.
step one: If you don’t already own a guitar, then your going to want to make a trip to your closest pawn shop.(if you own a guitar, then skip to step 2) you don’t want to get an expensive guitar so your pawn shop is the best place to get mediocre guitars.
Step Two: you then want to go to your local guitar shop and pick up a couple of necessities. these include: Guitar picks, tuners, guitar strap, guitar scale book, a small amlifier (if you own an electric guitar or an acoustic with a pick up within the body).
step 2.5: name your guitar.
step three: this is the learning stage. you’ve gotten your guitar, you have your scale book, and you have the passion to learn. well, it’s pretty boring in the beginning, because you have to. HAVE TO, play those scales a billion times. no exaggeration. the reason for this is it works your finger muscles in both your picking hand and in your fretting hand.
step four: okay, you’ve learned your scales. there embeded in your brain. now, go out to your local guitar shop and get a chord book. ( it also helps to go to the same place, and to talk to the guy/girl frequently. they give you discounts and free picks and stuff) go home and repeat step three with the chord book this time. the chord book teaches you not only chords, but it also teaches musical progression, which will come in handy.
step five: alright ! you’ve mastered chords. you’ve mastered scales. congrats. but what does either of those things have to do with playing your favourite tunes? well, those famous musicians you look up to as a god use chords and scales within their songs, and now that you know these scales/ chords, you can play along ! enjoy !
helpful tips :
patience is key. you have to push through the boredom, it’s tough i know.
don’t be so rigid with your arms and hands, let them be loosey goosey and flow with the strumming
practice alternate picking. it helps a lot !