holding a guitar pick is always an interesting topic before even we jump into the discussion we have also take into consideration about the lead playing or rhythm playing. Both are different styles of playing guitar and requires two different techniques of holding the pick which we will focus on this discussion forum. HOW TO HOLD A GUITAR PICK WHILE PLAYING RHYTHM GUITAR Considering you are a right hand guitar player, While playing rhythm guitar you must hold the pick between your right hand thumb and index finger as shown in below picture. HOW TO HOLD A GUITAR PICK WHILE PLAYING LEAD GUITAR If you are playing lead guitar then you must hold the pick as shown in the below picture that helps you
I'm writing this article - How to hold a guitar, based on my personal experience and believe me every guitarist will have his or her own style of holding and playing the guitar and the comfort zone comes after several years of practice that shows the amount of control you have on the instrument, basically its like driving a car or bike, At first when you're learning as a beginner, you become conscious this is natural instinct and there is no eyebrow raising situation here. For driving a car or bike you always make sure that you are sitting in better and comfortable position so that the steering(car) or handle(bike) is at correct distance from your hands and is reachable
When was the guitar invented, huh i was thinking about this question for several days and found that guitar was invented during 16th century somewhere in Spain, by the people called malaga. During that time the guitar used to have 4 strings tuned in C F A D, the similar concept we have now in the miniature form of Ukulele. During 17th and 18th century guitar went through many design changes and allowed the addition of 5th and 6th string to it. In India, there are some instruments like veena, sitar etc. which were in place before the birth of guitar, these instruments were played by greatest players of era entertaining kings, queens and the mass crowd during that time.
This is where most of the guitarists give up, either they try to learn the guitar music sheet and gradually lose their interest because of laziness or too much overwhelming etc. But if we try to break the learning technique into chunks then we can able to grab on atleast how the guitar sheet music looks like isn't it?? Now lets get into the learning business and see how the guitar music sheet looks like and what all are the terminologies linked to it - GUITAR MUSIC SHEET TERMINOLOGY The Staff The Staff denotes the lines and spaces that withhelds the notes that is being played. The bottom line denotes E(4th string, 2 fret) and the top line denotes F(1st string, 1st Fret) Ledger Lines It
There are 3 ways to tune your guitar - one way is to use an electronic tuner. The second way is by using a keyboard & the third way is using an ear. Before even we start tuning the guitar, we must understand the best tuning in which guitar is played. Guitars are tuned in standard tuning. The thickest and thinnest strings are tuned to E, starting from thickest to the thinnest string, the sequence of tuning is - EADGBE, scientifically it's observed that when guitars are tuned in standard tuning, the frequency produced by the strings are soothing and sounds melodic. String Tuning REFERENCE FREQUENCYThe reference frequency used to tune the guitar strings to standard tuning is 440 HZ. Now
Replacing or restring a guitar, wow how many of you know or atleast have fair amount of idea on this ? I'm assuming if you are reading this article that mean you atleast might have seen technician at guitar store replacing strings on your or someone elses guitar now you would like to do it by yourself to save time, fuel and enerygy visiting the store, and yes it does makes sense and there is no rocket science required while restring a guitar, believe me i have replaced the strings on my guitar so many times now i have become master and know what and how to do it. So lets get started :). TYPE OF GUITAR So even before we get