# In The Beginning

author: PurpleBear102 date: 03/09/2010 category: for beginners
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```e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------|
D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U D U```
When you've got that down continue to play these exercises: Finger indication(what fingers to use on witch fret) 1= Pointing finger 2= middle finger 3= Ring Finger 4= Little Finger
```1#
e|----------------------------------------4-6-5-7-----------|
B|--------------------------------4-6-5-7-------------------|
G|------------------------4-6-5-7---------------------------|
D|----------------4-6-5-7-----------------------------------|
A|--------4-6-5-7-------------------------------------------|
E|4-6-5-7---------------------------------------------------|
1 3 2 4 1 3 2 4 1 3 2 4 1 3 2 4 1 3 2 4 1 3 2 4

2#:
e|----------------------------------------4-5-6-7-----------|
B|--------------------------------4-5-6-7-------------------|
G|------------------------4-5-6-7---------------------------|
D|----------------4-5-6-7-----------------------------------|
A|--------4-5-6-7-------------------------------------------|
E|4-5-6-7---------------------------------------------------|
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4```
Looks simple enough? It's not: after you've put your finger on a fret don't move it until you have to use it on the next string! I know it's hard at the beginning but it does help a lot! Practice at a slow pace and gradually do it faster as you improve.
```3#
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------5---7-4---6---4-|
G|----------------------------------5---7-4---6---4---6-----5---7---|
D|------------------5---7-4---6---4---6-----5---7-------------------|
A|--5---7-4---6---4---6-----5---7-----------------------------------|
E|4---6-----5---7---------------------------------------------------|
1 3 2 4 1 3 2 4 1 3 2 4 1 3 2 4 1 3 2 4 1 3 2 4 1 3 2 4 1 3 2 4 1```
Just continue along the pattern to the highest string. Ok great, well I'm tired so I'm gonna post this and go sleep. Grab your guitars and begin! After you nailed these three exercises and get into the groove of alternate picking get a tab of an easy sounding song you know and learn it. Then search for a lesson containing scales and learn the Major scale and Harmonic Minor scale shapes. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
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