As a beginner guitar as it can be difficult to know what you should be learning. If you have a guitar teacher they can guide you along this journey but if you’re on your own trying to use online resources such as this one here are some tips and tricks to help you know what you need to learn.
1. basic chords
This is the thing you’ll find most on YouTube there are so many videos on how to play chords on the guitar. It is true that you can play many songs once you get the hang of four basic chords.
The first chords I would recommend you learn are Am, C, G, D.
Once you know these few chords, you can literally play hundreds of songs. It’s pretty amazing. You can also learn even easier versions of them that involve only 2 fingers placed on the fretboard! Which means you can play your very first song today!
Why did I recommend chords as the first thing to learn? Because it’s pretty easy, and you can get the satisfaction of learning a song very quickly.
2. Learning names of the strings
Elephants And Donkeys Grow Big Ears, that’s the acronym taught to me to learn the names of strings of the guitar.
E A D G B E
It’s useful to know the names of the string because it’s the first to learning the notes on the string as well. Which brings me to my next point.
3. Learning the notes on the fretboard
Learning the notes on the front board is going to help you advance your guitar playing rather than get stuck at the foundational level like many other guitarists.
What happens is that a lot of guitar players will just learn course but they will never learn the notes that they’re playing understand how the court made up and then they get stuck and don’t know where to go from that. But if you want to learn how to play chords in different areas of your guitar or learn how to solo and play lead guitar. Then learning the notes on the fretboard is going to be vitally important.
If you forever want to play songs by Bob Marley then maybe just learning chord may be enough. But getting started with it as soon as possible it’s going to help you have an easier time when you come to that hurdle.
Go to Part 2 of things you need to know as a beginner guitar player to find out more about what things you should be learning as a beginner guitar player!