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 […]

First Real Finger Workout

Are you ready to rock? Maybe not just yet. Let’s get your fingers moving on the guitar neck first. One of the biggest reasons that guitar is my favorite instrument is that it’s completely and totally upside down and backwards. As the guitar sits on your lap, the skinny string that sits closest to the […]