It’s important to become familiar with the anatomy of your guitar. The more you know, the better prepared you will be should something break or simply need replacing due to normal use and wear.
- To become very familiar with the parts of your guitar in case you ever need to repair or replace something that may become damaged or broken.
- To memorize the names and numbers associated with each string, as this is the foundation for everything else you will learn on guitar.
- Begin at the 6th string and play through the open tones up to the 1st string.
- Say the numbers and letters out-loud as you play each tone.
- Reverse the order and play through the open tones from the 1st string down to the 6th string.
- Repeat the process of saying the numbers and letters out-loud as you play each tone in reverse.
Guitar Anatomy lays the foundation for understanding tab, chord charts, music notation, scales, and more. It will also help you communicate effectively with other musicians and make it easier to order parts should something need to be repaired or replaced in the future.
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