You just got a new guitar! It looks really cool, but how do you play it? This is the place to learn! this is only part one though, it takes a lot to learn guitar.
That's it! You don't need picks right now. But you can make some
Here's some useful guitar i'bles:
Step 1: Learn the parts
First take a look at your guitar, to learn how to play, you have to know all the parts.
Step 2: How to sit with your guitar
Sit in an armless chair, and rest the side of the guitar on top of your thighs. the back of the guitar should be facing you. The neck should be to your left. (to the right for lefties*)
- if you're a lefty, make sure you bought a left-handed guitar, or take it back and get one. You can't just flip it around.
Step 3: The Neck
Take a look at the neck of the guitar. see those small metal bars on it? those are called frets.
- photo from mrcam on flickr
Step 4: Strings
Look at the thickest string on your guitar. That one's called the low E string. The one below it, slightly thinner, is the A string. The next, is the D string, and the next is the G string. The Next is the B string, and the last , the highest string, is the e string.
It's important to know the order of the strings. I use an acronym to remember.
Step 5: End
Thanks for checking out my instructable! Look out for part 2, it's all about chords and notes and scales and stuff. Rock on.