Guitar Fundamentals 1 v1 (discontinued)

Chapter: 1: Correct Posture and Technique

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In this tutorial you will learn how to hold a pick and how to start using it.

Published: 01/27/2011
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What does the right hand do? This tutorial of 4 lessons shows absolute beginner guitarist students the basics of right hand technique. Topics include striking the strings, using a pick, muting, using hybrid picking, fingerpicking.

Published: 06/07/2007
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What does the left hand do? This tutorial of 3 lessons shows absolute beginner guitarist students the basics of left hand technique. Topics include fretting the strings with fingertips, fingerpads, barring with the whole finger, muting, hammer-ons, pull-offs and trills.

Published: 06/07/2007
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The goal in this short tutorial is to learn how to hold the guitar comfortably so you can begin to play the instrument.

Published: 01/27/2011
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Chapter: 2: Basic Knowledge

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In this single lesson tutorial, you'll learn about the parts that make up an electric guitar.

Published: 01/27/2011
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In this single lesson tutorial, you'll learn about all the different parts that make up an acoustic guitar.

Published: 01/27/2011
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This tutorial covers the functional aspects of various parts of a Stratocaster style guitar. Topics covered include the pickups, selector switch, knobs, vibrato system (block, bar, springs), and body shape and style. A Gibson style guitar is also included for comparison and contrast.

Published: 07/02/2007
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This tutorial shows you how to use a standard electronic tuner to tune your guitar.

Published: 10/16/2008
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This tutorial shows you how to use a standard electronic tuner to tune your guitar.

Published: 10/16/2008
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This tutorial shows you how to use the Guitar Tricks Reference Tuner to tune your guitar.

Published: 10/16/2008
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By the end of this tutorial, you should understand how to read guitar tablature (or tab).

Published: 05/03/2011
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Chapter: 3: Introduction to Chords

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This tutorial explores the mechanics of playing the guitar in more detail; this covers the physical motions required of your arms, hands and fingers. This tutorial explores the mechanics of playing the guitar for absolute beginners in more detail; this covers the physical motions required of your arms, hands and fingers.

Published: 10/08/2008
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This tutorial introduces simplified versions of the C and G chords at a beginner level.

Published: 12/04/2007
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This tutorial introduces simplified versions of A, E and C chords at a beginner level.

Published: 12/04/2007
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Chapter: 4: Playing Melodies

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In this single lesson tutorial, you will learn how notes are named, using A to G terminology.

Published: 01/27/2011
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This tutorial introduces notes on the 1st and 2nd string with a simple melody to practice what you learn.

Published: 12/05/2007
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This tutorial introduces notes on the 3rd and 4th strings with a simple melody to practice what you learn.

Published: 12/05/2007
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This tutorial introduces notes on the 5th and 6th strings with a simple melody to practice what you learn.

Published: 12/05/2007
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This single lesson tutorial gives you some tips on how best to learn and practice music.

Published: 01/27/2011
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This tutorial introduces three slightly more complex melodies that will help the beginning student to learn to play across all six strings of the guitar.

Published: 12/05/2007
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In this single lesson tutorial, you'll learn about natural and accidental notes.

Published: 01/27/2011
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Chapter: 5: Playing Full Chords

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This series introduces you to some of the basic chords on guitar: A, D, and E.

Published: 12/05/2007
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Playing chords is the first step in guitar playing. Switching between chords is the first great leap in guitar skill. If you can switch between chords, you can play a song. This tutorial for the beginning student introduces changing chords at a very slow pace.

Published: 12/05/2007
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This tutorial introduces the beginning guitar player to the full (non-simplified) versions of the C, F and G major chords in first position. These are the standard basic chords that form the basis for thousands of songs.

Published: 12/05/2007
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Playing chords is the first step in guitar playing. Switching between chords is the first great leap in guitar skill. If you can switch between chords, you can play a song. This tutorial for the beginning student introduces changing chords C, F and G at a very slow pace.

Published: 12/05/2007
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In this single lesson tutorial, we're going to learn how to play a B major chord.

Published: 01/27/2011
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Playing the B chord can be very challenging. Switching from B to other chords is also difficult in the beginning. This tutorial for the beginning student introduces changing chords E, A, and B at a very slow pace.

Published: 12/05/2007
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