|A piece of leather or fabric worn to support the guitar when standing. Straps attach to the button-like connectors on the sides of the guitar body. They can be bought in a wide range of styles, different lengths and widths, and some have additional features like a cushioned underside for additional comfort.|
Lessons for: Strap
1: String Tree, Strap Buttons & Vibrato Bar
2: Total Parts List
It is important to have a total parts list, so you know you are ready to go to work! For this project I have the follow parts: Body Neck 6 Tuning machine heads with screws Neck plate & 4 Neck to body screws Claw plate & 2 attaching screws Vibrato block bridge complete, 6 screws & 3 springs Pickguard & screws Pickup, springs & screws 500K potentiometer (volume pot) & knob Input jack & screws Wire to connect electronic parts Strings String tree & screw
3: Guitar Tricks 70: Hendrix Guitar Lesson
This week Neal shows you one of his favorite Hendrix style guitar licks. The great thing about this one is that it's a moveable shape. You can take this shape and use it anywhere on the neck in major or minor form. If you're just getting started in the Hendrix style, this is a great place to start. The tip of the week will keep your strap on lock down!
4: How To Hold The Guitar
Let's start with holding the guitar! Holding the guitar properly is absolutely essential. It is very important to work towards making any and all motions you make while playing guitar as smooth, efficient as possible. In order to do this, we start by focusing on proper body mechanics. Start with good posture! Sit up straight and do not slouch. Next, from your shoulder, to elbow, to wrist, hand and fingers, keep your body light and loose. Do not tense up! Maintain all your tendons and muscles at a minimal level of tension. You only need enough pressure to hold yo...