Knowing how to identify your finger position on the guitar is one of the first things every beginner should learn. Understanding how your fingers correspond to the fretboard will make it easier for you to learn how to play notes and chords.
The fingers of the left-hand (fretting hand) are numbered as follows:
1 = Index
2 = Middle
3 = Ring
4 = Pinkie
First Position Fingering:
The position you are playing in is determined by your …
Guitar Cleaning Tips By Kathy Unruh
Establishing a regular guitar cleaning routine will keep your instrument in good condition for years to come. One of the quickest things you can do is to wipe it down with some guitar polish every so often. Simply apply a little guitar polish to a soft, clean cloth and use it to remove any smudges from the face, sides, neck, and back of your guitar.
Cleaning your guitar can also save you money. The …
Run is a song I wrote about a man who is pursuing success at the expense of everything and everyone else around him. Though the man is a ficticious character, I think he closely embodies the stereotypical work-a-holic.
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» highest in charts: # 470 (153,049 songs currently listed in Acoustic)
» highest in sub-genre: # 74 (35,500 songs currently listed in Acoustic > Acoustic …
How to Create a Pulsating Rhythm By Kathy Unruh
In a previous guitar lesson video I demonstrated how you can make the transition between certain chords easier by using an open chord strum. Now I'd like to show you how to add a little pizazz to your strumming by adapting this technique to create a pulsating rhythm.
The following video picks up where the Open Chord Strum lesson left …
Acoustic Guitars - Quality vs. Priceby Kathy Unruh
What type of Acoustic Guitar should you buy?
First of all, you need to realize that a well made "quality" acoustic guitar will almost always have a solid top, back and sides, whereas less expensive models will usually have a laminated top. The problem with having a laminated top is that it will be more prone to cracking or splitting under certain conditions than a solid top would …
The Beatles - Yesterday and Today
By Kathy Unruh
It's a well known story that the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan show back in 1964 led to the so called "British Invasion" which revolutionized popular music and culture into what it is today.
A worldwide frenzy was spawned which became known as Beatlemania after millions of viewers tuned in to watch the program that night. Many people were infected by the energetic music and personal …
Music has always been an integral part of Kathy Unruh’s life. One of her brothers was a drummer for several different rock and roll bands while she was growing up and they often practiced in her family’s living room. It was this early exposure to popular music which sparked her personal desire to learn how to play the guitar and write songs.
Kathy’s parents gave her a Takimine Classical guitar along with a Mel Bay chord book for her 15th …