How To Guitar Essay

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Arvince Gamboa
Professor Hendricks
English A
October 9, 2014
Learning to Play Guitar
Have you ever wanted to play an instrument, but you are holding back? Well, let me tell you something: The guitar is a really awesome instrument. And I mean it. Not only will you look good especially for the ladies, but also you will feel awesome. And think about the possibilities. There’s a chance that you can be enjoying the rockstar life, living as a solo art performer or maybe go big in country western. You never know unless you find it out for yourself. Now, before we get emotional, if you ever thought about learning the guitar, there are a few things you should keep in your mind.
Learning the guitar is not as confusing as it looks like; however, it needs your patience, passion and love for music.
There are a number of things you need to learn about the guitar. First, learning the different type of chords needs a lot of your patience. It also needs your time and your eagerness to learn guitar. In playing the guitar, you need to hold it so the back of the body of the instrument touches your stomach or chest, and the neck runs parallel to the floor. The thickest string on the guitar should be on top, while the thinnest should be on the bottom.You need to make your finger flexible by learning the basic, intermediate, and advanced chords. The major and minor guitar chords are the most important first chords to learn. After you've memorized these guitar chords, you'll have all the technical knowledge you need to play thousands of songs. Don’t be surprised about finger calluses.
It may look a bit ugly. But dude, wear your calluses with pride!

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Learning the guitar also needs your passion for it. The more you see yourself pursuing to accomplish something, the more it can make you go a long way. Learning different strumming patterns can really be a pain. There are several strumming patterns that you need to get used to, but if you are a “born with sense of rhythm” type of person, then you don’t need to worry about it too much. But anyway, you need to pick up the rhythm of the song by listening to it or looking up the pattern. Then need perform it exactly whether you need to strum up or down or do a half strum or full strum. And again, Strumming patterns are really all about expressing rhythm. You can also get creative and learn a more develop techniques like damping and complex strumming. Damping is also known as choking where after every strum, the sound is reduced by pressing the right hand palm against the