Guitar For Beginners

author: xshredx4xlifex date: 09/17/2009 category: for beginners
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Hi, this is mainly a guide for beginners, or people who struggle with music, and it's order or science. One of the easiest ways to start with music is this scale. G Major Scale
e
b
g
d------------2-4-5
a------2-3-5
e--3-5
Learn these notes everywhere on your fret board. E3=G, find all the Gs, E5=A, find all the As...and so on. By doing this...you learn how chords are structured, learn how to use variations of chording, how leads are created, almost limitless patterns of notation. Another great aspect of this scale is that by learning it, you also learn the E Minor Scale! It has the same notes as the G major Scale, and also, is a massively used scale in music. Mainly the heavy side of music. Most chords that you'll ever hear come from this scale. A Minor, B Minor, C Major, D Major, E Minor, F#/Gb Dim, G Major. They are played in various ways. Mainly as: Barred, Open, 5ths(aka PowerChords) Open Chords. They are mainly within the first 4 frets and are accompanied by open strings to complete the chord(those with * can't help but be barred, but I'll add them anyways since their often played in conjunction with open chords).
EMin,     *F#Gb Dim     GMaj        AMin       *BMin        CMaj        DMaj
e---0       e---2       e---3       e---0       e---2       e---0       e---2
b---0       b---2       b---0       b---1       b---3       b---1       b---3
g---0       g---2       g---0       g---2       g---4       g---0       g---2
d---2       d---4       d---0       d---2       d---4       d---2       d---0
a---2       a---3       a---2       a---0       a---2       a---3       a---
e---0       e---2       e---3      
Alot of people, inculding myself rarely play F# in the manner above. I guess it depends on taste...but here's another way.
F#Minor
e---2
b---2
g---2
d---4
a---4
e---2
Barred Chords. These chords (usually) have a whole fret barred with the index finger(the one closest to your thumb).
e---5
b---5
g---5
d---5
a---5
e---5
Really, you'll only need enough pressure to barre 3 or 4 strings, since you'll be using your other fingers to press notes too. Emin, F#, GMaj, AMin, BMin, CMaj, DMaj, Emin
e---0-----2-----3-----5-----7-----8-----10-----12
b---0-----2-----3-----5-----7-----8-----10-----12
g---0-----2-----4-----5-----7-----9-----11-----12
d---2-----4-----5-----7-----9-----10----12-----14
a---2-----4-----5-----7-----9-----10----12-----14
e---0-----2-----3-----5-----7-----8-----10-----12
Here it is played from the A string (gives higher tone) BMin, Maj, DMaj, EMin, F#Min, GMaj, AMin
e---2-----x-----x-----7-----9-------x------12
b---3-----5-----7-----8-----10-----12-----13
g---4-----5-----7-----9-----11-----12-----14
d---4-----5-----7-----9-----11-----12-----14
a---2-----3-----5-----7-----9------10-----12
e---
5th Chords(PowerChords), are basically a shorter version of barred. Mainly consisting of 2-3 notes.
e---
b---
g---
d---
a---2--4--5--7--9--10--12--14
e---0--2--3--5--7--8---10--12
or
e---
b---
g---
d---2--4--5--7--9--10--12--14
a---2--4--5--7--9--10--12--14
e---0--2--3--5--7--8---10--12
This is the easiest and most basic way to learn music. Learn these chords, and learn the notes belonging to this scale. And you'll be off to a good start. Cheers. Next to come: Rhythm
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