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Guitar lesson: Find The Notes On Your Guitar

When you take a look at the guitar fretboard you may ask yourself if it is possible to learn the notes there! Can you find the notes you want to find? Let's start to conquer the fretboard by taking the first step!When you are playing your first melodies on your guitar your teacher will probably let you begin by learning the notes in the first position on your guitar.We will begin this guitar lesson by taking a look at three notes on the first string. The first open string is an E, the first fret an F and the third fret a G.The second string open string is B. On the first fret you'll find C and on the third fret a D.Now we will make up an exercise with the before mentioned notes. Play the notes slowly and with concentration and with the purpose to learn the notes:E G F E D F D G C B D G EYou will also learn the names of the notes if you play them on your guitar as you try to say the note names aloud or in your mind.When you know these notes by heart you can try to play a melody as a test. Let's try to play Mar...


Ukulele Tab: Learn To Play Scarborough Fair

In this ukulele lesson we will use the uke to play Scarborough Fair as a melody. You don't need to know sheet music at all so let's start!Scarborough Fair is an English ballad and dates back to late medieval times. Scarborough was a host to a huge forty-five day fair.The name Scarborough Fair is now used for a music festival held every year in Scarborough.The first verse has the lyrics:Are you going to Scarborough Fair?Parsley, sage, rosemary and thymeRemember me to one who lives thereShe once was a true love of mineIn articles like this one I use my own form of ukulele tab to be sure that the tabs are readable on article sites.You can find the more common ukulele tab staff on my site with ukulele tab, guitar tablature and free sheet music.The string with the highest pitch on the ukulele is usually an A and is called the first string. This is the string nearest your feet when you play. The first number indicates the fret. The second number tells you which string to play. Here is the first part of the melody w...


Guitar Lesson: Become A Better Guitarist By Developing Your Ear

Can you hear a melody and then play it on your guitar? To have a good ear will help you a lot in your musical endeavors. Let's see how we can improve this ability!Learn to know your guitarTo be able to pick up your guitar and play any melody you hear would be nice I guess!To understand the relationship between the melodies you hear and the frets and strings you have to use to play these melodies is something you can practice in different ways. Here are some suggestions:1. Play around with your guitar. Yes, that's right! Have a nice time with your guitar! First of all because it is fun and you probably play the guitar first of all for this reason.This means that you try out things on the guitar. Play notes and listen how they sound. It doesn't really matter if it is fantastic melodies you create. The important thing is that you gradually will learn how notes, strings and frets relate to each other.2. Learn scales. Scales can be played for many reasons. One way is to develop a better understanding of the fretbo...


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