MUSIC LESSONS - GUITAR & FOLK
Guitars have been around for 3,000-4,000 years all over the world, but didn’t gain major popularity until the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. The range of an average guitar is almost four octaves. Most guitars have four, six, or twelve strings. However, there are some rare instruments with seven, eight, nine, or ten strings. No other instrument has impacted the evolution of music since the 20th century as much as the electric guitar.
Most consider guitar to be easy to learn, hard to master. But there’s more to it than that:
When you first start playing it will be a challenge. You won't be able to play an entire song for a while, and your fingers will be a little sore. But you will learn some familiar Riffs to get you started. A Riff is usually played at the beginning of a song as well as throughout the song. It is a sequence of notes or chords that are repetitive, simple to play and memorable. Think Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple or Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones.
The best way to overcome sore fingers is to practice several times a day for 5-10 minutes rather than once a day for 20-30 minutes. Once you get over the hump, you can play a ton of songs, mainly because most of the famous songs aren’t actually that hard to play – you just need to develop the basic skill-set first.
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