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Beginning Guitar Lesson 2 With Review

Updated on February 22, 2016

Lesson 2

If you have not invested in a clip-on tuner and a comfortable pick now is the time to do so. It is a good idea to get a music manuscript book and write down each new scale after you learn it, so then you can refer back to it to pick out the chords. These are all inexpensive items but very useful to the new player.

Lesson 2 we learn the notes on the 4th string D, D is open no frets, E is 2nd finger second Fret, F is 3rd finger played at 3rd fret. We will add these to our other eight notes we learned in lesson one. Remember the 8 notes we already should know?

On the A string we have 3 new notes. A is open, B is at the 2nd fret second finger and C is played at the 3rd fret 3rd finger. Now our possibilities are many for making little single note chords. This should be fun to see what you come up with to play.

If you have any problems finding the notes look at the note charts. The photos will help you find the new notes.

Remember what the most important thing to do before playing your guitar? it was making sure your guitar is in tune. No one wants to listen to a guitar out of tune. It is a breeze to keep a guitar in tune today with all the new clip on tuners. Invest in one it will make sure you are hearing each note correctly and help to develop your ear.

The second thing you will need to do is keep the nails on the left hand trimmed short so they do not interfere with the tone. You should start to develop hard calluses and your fingertips will not hurt.

I can't stress enough that you will need to practice everyday to play the guitar. I like to think of this as no different than any other sport. If you play baseball you practice. If you can't practice everyday you will not improve, as a matter of fact you will go backwards. I can always tell who practices and who doesn't. If you can't give at least 15 to 30 minutes a day its best not to start.

Our First Scale

The location of the notes are on this chart.
The location of the notes are on this chart. | Source
From the C scale we get to learn where chords come from.
From the C scale we get to learn where chords come from. | Source
Notes on the 5th A string, and 4th D string.
Notes on the 5th A string, and 4th D string. | Source

What Did You Learn?

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Scales And Music Books

It is important to write the scales and learn the 1,4, 5, method for picking out chords. A good scale book is a good tool to have for reference for looking up different keys. A good scale book can also help you to build the chords .

Using the notes from the c scale and all the notes we know see if you can play any easy songs. Some examples are:

Long Long Ago

Row Row Row Your Boat

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Happy Birthday

The point of this exercise is do not lock yourself in and just work from your book. Work your book but give yourself freedom to be as creative as you can without any music. You will continue to improve if you spend time with no music.

New Notes

Note C on the 5th string 3rd fret, 3rd ring finger.
Note C on the 5th string 3rd fret, 3rd ring finger. | Source
Note B on the 5th string 2nd fret, 2nd finger.
Note B on the 5th string 2nd fret, 2nd finger. | Source
Note E on the 4th string 2nd fret 2nd finger.
Note E on the 4th string 2nd fret 2nd finger. | Source
Note F on the 4th string 3rd fret 3rd finger.
Note F on the 4th string 3rd fret 3rd finger. | Source

Related Hubs

Guitar lesson #1,This will help you get started on the guitar. We learn the first string and how to read music.

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  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    4 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    It is the only way to relax after a hard day.

  • Charito1962 profile image

    Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

    4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

    I used to play the guitar in my teens. I was such an amateur! (Sigh)...wish I went on practising. I became too busy when I started working right after college.


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