Practices For Beginners

This is just a quick lesson with some practices to get you started.

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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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    thanielvsnate
    nice lesson, and remember for anyone who thinks this lesson was too easy, it says for beginners.
    Frank Stone
    What a shame. But that's okay. Some of this is good for acoustic. Thx, one more time.
    krypticguitar87
    it is typically for electric... it can be done on acoustic, you just typically can't really hear the tapping...
    krypticguitar87
    Frank Stone wrote: Fig. 5 |-t11p6p4h6-----t11p6p4h6-----| |-----t11p5p4h5-----t11p 5p4h5-| |-----| |-----| |-----| |-----| What does it mean? 'p' - pull-off, 'h' - hammer-ons, but what the 't'?
    the 't' means to take you index finger or middle finger of your strumming hand and 'tap' the string on that fret. it's like you are doing a quick hammer-on than pull-off with your picking hand...
    krypticguitar87
    Frank Stone wrote: very thank you. I'll try to do it
    no problem let me know if it works out for ya!
    Frank Stone
    krypticguitar87, is that part for electro guitar? I have got only accoustic ) It's sounds good but so quiet
    Frank Stone
    Fig. 5 |-t11p6p4h6-----t11p6p4h6-----| |-----t11p5p4h5-----t11p 5p4h5-| |-----| |-----| |-----| |-----| What does it mean? 'p' - pull-off, 'h' - hammer-ons, but what the 't'?