Beginning guitar lesson one
The guitar has six strings. String number one is furthest away from you, is the thinnest string, highest in pitch. Then, we have string number two, string number three, string number four, string number five, and then string number six, which is the closest one to you, lowest in pitch and very thick string. So, string number one, furthest away from you, very thin. String number six, closest to you, lowest in pitch. The guitar is a fretted instrument, this is fret number one, this is fret two, and then fret three, and then it could go all the way up to nineteen, twenty frets in acoustic guitar. On electric guitar, it could get up to twenty four frets. We’re going to be dealing with three fingers on the left hand. Finger number one, which is the index finger; finger number two and finger number three. So, finger one, finger two, finger three. On the right hand, we’re going to use the pick, and we’re going to place that pick between the index finger and the thumb, the pick will go in the direction of that first finger, and you will pluck or strum over the sound hole of the guitar, with a downward stroke. We’re going to take that first finger, and place it behind the first fret. The string will go right in the middle of that finger, placing it right behind the fret, pushing down firmly. And you’re going to take your right hand, the pick, and use a downward stroke. Again, get a nice, clean sound. Let’s go to the second fret, and let’s use the second finger, placing right behind the fret, the string will go right in the middle of that finger, press down firmly, pluck. Let’s go to the third fret, using our third finger. Let’s go to the second string, first fret. Second fret, second finger. Third fret, third finger, on the second string. Then, we’d go on to the third string, first fret, second fret, and then third fret. And we go all the way up to the sixth string, first fret, first finger. And then to the second fret, second finger. And then, to the third fret, third finger.