Friday, December 15

Guitar Basics

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I am going to teach you the basics of a guitar:

1. The Strings. There are typically six strings on a guitar. The names of those strings are (from deepest to highest in tone): E – A – D – G – B – A. A good way to remember those is (I didn’t make this up): Eddie Ate Dynamite. Good ByeEddie!

2. The Body. The guitar’s body is the big part at the end where the player typically strums. The deep body of an acoustic guitar allows the sounds from the strummed or plucked string(s) to reverberate through the hollow wood, producing the sound of a guitar that we are so used to. Electric guitars bypass the deep body by outputting their sounds to an external amplifier, thereby allowing the guitar to be thinner.

3. The Neck. The neck of a guitar is the portion between the tuning-screws and the body. It is the section where players put their fingers to produce sounds, and has a special piece called the fingerboard for this function.

4. The Headstock. The headstock of a guitar is the part where the tuning screws are located. It provides a place to keep tension on the strings, producing different tensions and thereby making different sounds.

Those are just some basics about guitars. I hope you enjoyed this article! Let me know in the comments below. If you would like tutorials or how-to’s for the guitar, just say so in the comments!

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