Table of Contents

  • History of the guitar4
  • Predecessors5
  • Evolution6
  • Electric guitar7
  • What are the different kinds of guitars?8
  • Acoustic 8
  • Electric 11
  • Learning guitar lingo13
  • Exploring the parts of a guitar19
  • How to care for your guitar24
  • Here are ways to fight humidity:26
  • How to Hold the Guitar29
  • Your body and posture:29
  • Your right arm and hand:30
  • Your fingers:31
  • Methods for tuning your guitar33
  • Learning chord structure37
  • How to practice changing chords41
  • How to toughen up those fingers45
  • How to Strum49
  • Learning basic 4/4 rhythm strumming53
  • Strokes53
  • Finger placing54
  • 4/4 54
  • D-A-G-A 55
  • Learning 3/4 Rhythm Strum58
  • Learning 3/4 Guitar Strumming58
  • 3/4Chord pattern58
  • Playing position60
  • Holding the pick60
  • Reading tablatures61
  • Feel the beat – how to get it going63
  • 1. Internalize the beat 65
  • 2. Play by the ear65
  • What is the CAPO68

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