Standard Tuning of the guitar

Guitar Fretboard and Standard Tuning


This blog will give you an over view how a guitar fretboard is designed and how are the notes scattered over the guitar fretboard. 



This is how a guitar fretboard looklike.

The standard tuning of the guitar is as follows.

                                             E - A - D - G - B - E 

   String number                 6 - 5 -  4 -   3 -  2 -  1

Before playing the guitar, make sure that your guitar is tuned properly. Use an electronic-chromatic tuner or there are several smartphone apps are available on iOS or Google Play store from where you can download and use them to tune your guitar. Smartphone bases apps are good to tune your guitar however there is one drawback that it may not work properly in a noisy area.  You may always buy a good chromatic tuner from the music shop.




Guitar Basics - Parts of a guitar

GUITAR BASICS

Parts of Guitar


  1. Guitar Head or HeadStock - Guitar Head is the TOP part of your guitar where the Machine head or the tunig pegs are located. This place is usually used to attach the electronic tuners to tune your guitar. The length of the note sound is usually depends on the bend angle of your guitar Head. 
  2. Tuning Pegs - These are the small metal pieces attached to your guitar head. These can twist and which in turn moves the machine head clockwise and anticlockwie. The 6 strings are attached to the tuning pegs and using these you can tighten the strings thus bringing them into tune. Always ensure that before playing guitar, your guitar strings are in tune. 
  3. The Nut - Guitar nut is the at the bottom end of the Guitar headstock. Its the white or the black piece which seperates the guitar neck and the head. It is used as a guide for the guitar strings and also controls the tone of the guitar.
  4. The Neck - This is the long wooden piece which is attached between the head and the body of the guitar. 
  5. The Strings - There are 6 metal strings with different width attached on guitar between the guitar bridge and guitar head. When you strum or pick any striings it generates the sound or a note. 
  6. The Bridge - Bridge holds the one end of the guitar strings and is situated just after the sound hold on the guitar body. This maintains the heigh between the guitar strings and fretboard. This words same like the nut. The strings are suspended between the guitar nut and the bridge.
  7. The Bridge Pins - It anchors the strings to the bridge and secure the position. 
  8. The Saddle - The white piece usaully a hard piece of plastic sits on the guitar bridge and holds the strings in their right position. 
  9. The Fretboard - The fretboard is the long wooden piece sits on the nect of the guitar..
  10. The Frets - Fretboard is devided into frets by the fretbars. When the string over the frets are pressed it produces a note. Frets are the markers to play any specific note. If the strings are tuned properly then pressing the string over the specific frets always produces the same note or the sound.
  11. The Fretbard - These are the metal strips that devides the fretboard into frets. Each fret is at an interval of 1 semitone.
  12. The body - The body of the guitar gives its shape. The size of the guitar body and the shape determines the sound of the guitar. There are difference types of guitars depending upon the shape and size of the body of the guitar.
  13. The Guitar Hole - This is the big round hole on the body of the acoustic guitars. When you play the strings it produces the sound or the note which in turn amplifies through the gutar hole. The guitar hold words as an acoustic amplifier. Be careful, you usually drop your pick while playing and it becomes a daunting task to take the pick out of the guitar body unless you are sure about it. 
  14. The Pick guard - This is the protective plate made up of plastic material that sits just below the guitar hold. It is used to protect the guitar body from getting scratches while you play the strings using the guitar pick

So, thats all about the guitar parts. I hope you find this page informative and I believe you have just started learning the guitar. For more information and for guitar lessons follow my blog and you may also visit my website www.guitartrainer.in

Introduction to Guitar




Hello Friends.


I have been posting this blog in interest of all new guitar player who are looking for free lessons to learn guitar.

I myself struggled a lot to learn guitar and I was not able to find a place online where I can learn guitar for free. The paid websites that are available are good but still there is none to give a regular course. The lessons provided are random and for beginners it becomes hard to judge themselves how much they have learned. 

So , here I thought of creating a blog where I can give a regular lessons on guitar so that guitar beginners do not have to face much trouble learning it. 

So If you are ready then lets move ON and Good Luck to you !



Welcome to Guitar Trainer

Hi Again,

First thing first, Why do you want to learn guitar ?

1. To become a professional Guitar Player to play with some bands or
2. Just as a hobby to play some songs in free time from your primary work.

These two questions will decide how well and how fast you want to learn guitar.

If you have just seen someone playing guitar fluently and easily then you may think that its pretty easy and requires not much work to learn it.

I don't like to disappoint you but nothing comes easy in case if you want to learn something. To get expertise in any thing you want to learn depends on how well and how much you practice. This is true in case of learning guitar as well. And this will prove if you just want to learn guitar as a hobby or you want to be a professional Guitar player.

So here are the key points to learn guitar and read the points below to see if can follow them. If you cannot follow them then probably guitar is not built for you or you have just bought guitar out of fantasy. And to worse, it will be hanging on your wall as a show piece. But if you are serious then make sure you follow these points religiously

1. Learn the basics first. 

2. Practice daily

3. Use a metronome while practice

4. Try to sing along. This will be added advantage and will help you to learn guitar faster if  you have little bit knowledge of music and notes

5. Again, Practice, Practice and Practice same note, same chord, same scale or same song a lot until you master it.......no compromise. The guitar player you see playing guitar smoothly is not a day work but a result of extreme perseverance.

6. Don't loose focus.

7. Have lot of patience, you will need it. There will be times when you yourself feel that guitar is not made for you but trust me, this period of disappointment goes out automatically if you stick to your practice. 

8. Take one piece at a time and practice. Don't jump on learning multiple things at a time. You will confuse yourself and will get "TANGLED".Though you will still learn to play guitar but it will considerably take a lot of time. 

9. Once in a week, go to your friend's home or call him at your place who knows how to play guitar and do a jamming session with him. Trust me, it builds a lot of confidence.

10. Once you have learned something, try to play it with metronome and record it and then listen it. You will yourself find the mistakes and will know where you have to improve.


So, these are the points that you need to follow and trust me, you will soon find your self playing guitar with confidence.