Step 1: Items Needed for Successful Playing
Electric: amplifier, cables to connect the guitar to the amplifier, tuner
Step 2: Holding and Positioning
Do the opposite for left-handers.
if you are just starting out its best to get a right handed guitar because they are more common to find and cheaper. It usually doesn't matter which hand you write with (I am left handed but I play right handed). Just find what is most comfortable.
Step 3: The Strings
The thinnest string(all the way to the bottom) is string 1, and is tuned to a high E.
The next string up, string 2, is tuned to a B.
String 3 is a G, string 4 is a D,string 5 is an A and the topmost, thickest string, string 6, is a low E.
When referring to the "E's" the higher is always lowercase (e) and the lower is always uppercase (E)
Step 4: Finger Names
These are the numbers I will refer to in place of fingers. If I say, place finger 4 on E string, then you put your pinky on the E string.
Step 5: Frets
For example when playing a G chord, your second finger goes on the third fret of the E string.
Step 6: Chords
Step 7: G Chord
Step 8: D Chord
Place your first finger on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string, your 2nd finger on the 2nd fret of the 1st string, and your 3rd finger stays the same as in a G chord.
Step 9: C Chord
Take your 1st finger and place it on the 1st fret of the 2nd string. Then take your 2 bad finger and place it on the 2nd fret of the 4th string. Last, take your 3rd finger and place it on the 3rd fret of the 5th string. This is a C chord.
Step 10: Em Chord
Step 11: A Chord
Take your first finger and cover the 2nd, 3rd and 4the strings in the 2nd fret. This is quite tricky for people with small or weak hands. I prefer the second way.
Take your 1st finger and place it on the 2nd fret of the 4th string. Then take your 2nd finger and place it on the 2nd fret of the 3rd string. Last, take your 3rd finger as place it on the 2nd fret of the 2nd string.
Step 12: E Chord
Take your Em chord and then add your 1st finger to the 1st fret of the 3rd string. That's it!
Step 13: Am Chord
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