Of B and E Strings

Everything we learn builds on the basics that we learned earlier. So make sure you’re in tune before you start! Then we’re going to move back into the open strings and finally, we’re going to concentrate on the notes on the E and B strings that we learned. If you’re having trouble hearing the notes, […]

Open Strings

One of the things I had the most trouble with when I started was ear training. I was bordering on tone-deafness. Couldn’t tune. Couldn’t hear wrong notes. So, to help you not have the same problems I had, I’m going to just give you some ear training today. First, we tune. Preferably by ear to […]

What Goes Down Must Come Up

Or something like that… When we started picking, we worked on the “down stroke.” So, naturally, we will now reverse the process. Instead of starting above the string and moving toward the floor, we’ll start below the string and move the pick toward the ceiling. Basically, we want to start just like we did with […]

First Notes – The High E String

We’ve learned a little tablature. Today, we start notes. Actual, real notes. There are a few prerequisites to learning notes, so let’s get acquainted, shall we? First, let’s look at the notes themselves: Notes consist of up to three parts: Head, stem and flag (or beam.) All of these parts go together to give us […]