How to Play Guitar for Beginners #4
Hello this is Neil Griffin here -- in this lesson we'll focus on "how to play guitar for beginners". When you are first learning to play the guitar it is vital that you know how to tune the instrument and when I'm demonstrating how to play guitar for beginners I always make sure that I start with this lesson. By the way if you click the tab here you'll get all the how to play guitar for beginners tips and go to our main video so make sure you do this at the end of this first lesson on "how to play guitar for beginners" course. "how to play guitar for beginners" step 1 -Okay -- to tune your guitar the easiest way is to buy a small and fairly cheap electronic tuner like this....a little gizmo that clips to the head of your guitar -- the advantage of buying one of these is that you don't have to plug anything in -- it just works from the vibration of the neck and head. Because its on a swivel its very easy to turn it round so you can see the dial clearly. When you play the top E string the letter E should show here on the tuner. If it is a different letter such as D or F then retune the string until E shows. How to play guitar for beginners step 2 - Then fine tune the string until the dot shows in the exact middle of the scale How to play guitar for beginners step 3 -- Repeat this for 2nd string B, third string G, 4th string D, 5th A, sixth E How to play guitar for beginners step 4 -- repeat this process as the altered tensions may have bowed the neck; keep repeating until all strings are perfectly in tune - and you've completed the first lesson of how to play guitar for beginners! And don't forget -- if you want all the tips on "how to play guitar for beginners" just click on this tab!