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Have you ever wanted to learn how to play guitar but did not want to bother with difficult finger positions If so I am going to explain to you how to do it It will take some practice but eventually you will be playing some of your favorite songs The method to playing easy guitar is based on a tuning called Drop-D It allows you to play chords by simply using one or two fingers and covering the top three strings on a fret the spaces divided by thin metal strips All youll need is a guitar a chromatic electric tuner and a basic knowledge of the guitar Before you start playing you need to become familiar with the parts of the guitar and how to hold the guitar properly First the guitar has six strings which in standard tuning are Low E A D G B and High E These are also known as the 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd and 1st strings respectively The Low E string is the thickest string and produces the lowest pitch Conversely the High E is the thinnest string and produces the highest pitch The major components working from the top of the guitar down are the tuners used to loosen and tighten the string to lower and raise the pitch respectively the head-stock the portion of the neck that holds the tuners and the nut a small slotted piece that defines the end of the strings vibration The fingerboard is the playing surface of the neck this is where the frets are Frets are thin wire bars that divide the fingerboard into varying pitches To hold the guitar place the curve of the guitar on your right leg and make sure the guitar is upright and straight You do not want it lying on your lap or tilting forward Your right forearm will rest on the topmost portion of the guitar it is actually
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