Practices For Beginners

author: AsTheWorldDies date: 02/01/2011 category: for beginners
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This is Lesson is just a bunch of different techniques that have been simplified to teach a beginning guitarist to play. This is just a really simple scale which helps you get better at playing on more then one string.
Fig. 1
|---------------------4-7---7-4---------------------|
|-----------------4-6-----------6-4-----------------|
|-------------4-5-------------------5-4-------------|
|---------4-5---------------------------5-4---------|
|-----4-6-----------------------------------6-4-----|
|-4-7-------------------------------------------7-4-|
Just a random excercise for your hand that helps you with your timing and syncs up your hands a bit.
Fig. 2
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|-0-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-6-0-0-0-4-0-0-5-|
This is just some pull-offs (Pulling ur finger off the string and going to a higher fret without strumming the string again) and hammer-ons (which is hitting a note, then slamming your finger down on the fretboard without strumming the string and making a noise) you can do on different strings or areas on the guitar.
Fig. 
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|-2h3p2h3h4p3p2h3h4h5p4p3p2-|
This is tapping. You might have already heard of this. It's one of the simplest things to do if you have an amp. I learned how to do it in only five minutes. You play the notes further down the fretboard but hammering them with your right hand, then play the ones higher up on the fretboard with your normal hand
Fig. 3
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|-8p5h8t13-(repeat as many times as you want)-|
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If that gets boring, try something a little crazier.
Fig. 4
|-8p5h8t13-(x3)-8p5h8t12-(x3)-8p5h8t11-(x3)-8p5h8t12-|
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And if that gets boring also, you can try playing two strings. Just try it a few times and you get really good really fast.
Fig. 5
|-t11p6p4h6-----------t11p6p4h6-----------|
|-----------t11p5p4h5-----------t11p5p4h5-|
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Note: You don't have to play these tapping figures how they are. They're just examples. Feel free to play in areas of the fretboard you are more comfortable in playing in. This is a good way to get your fingers use to going up and down the strings, and up and down the fretboard.
Fig. 6
|-9-8-7-------------------------------|
|-------7-8-9-------------------------|
|-------------9-7-6-------------------|
|-------------------9-6-7-------------|
|-------------------------9-8-6-------|
|-------------------------------8-7-6-|
Then slide up and play:
|-------------------------------1-4-1-|
|-------------------------1-2-4-------|
|-------------------3-4-2-------------|
|-------------1-3-4-------------------|
|-------2-3-4-------------------------|
|-1-2-3-------------------------------|
This is for those who pick with their fingers.
Fig. 7
|---0-----------------0-|---0-----------------|
|-------0---------------|-------3-----1-------|
|-----------0-----------|---------2-----0-----|
|---------------0-------|---------------------|
|-------------------0---|-0---0-----0-----0-0-|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0-|---------------------|
Well, thats pretty much all you need to know to get started. Some of it's a bit harder then "beginners" should attempt, 'cause you might get disscouraged. But if you want to learn enough you will be able to do it. Just give it a few shots.
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