Guitar lessons will consist of songs, scales, modes, chords, and other aspects of guitar playing.  Lessons will include acoustic and electric playing styles.



 

The guitar is a string instrument  which is played by plucking the strings. The main parts of a guitar are  the body, the fretboard, the headstock and the strings. Guitars are  usually made from wood or plastic. Their strings are made of steel or  nylon.

The guitar strings are plucked with the fingers and fingernails  of the right hand (or left hand, for left handed players), or a small  pick made of thin plastic. This type of pick is called a "plectrum"  or guitar pick. The left hand holds the neck of the guitar while the  fingers pluck the strings. Different finger positions on the fretboard  make different notes.

Guitar-like plucked string instruments have been used for many years.  In many countries and at many different time periods, guitars and other  plucked string instruments have been very popular, because they are  light to carry from place to place, they are easier to learn to play  than many other instruments. Guitars are used for many types of music,  from Classical to Rock. Most pieces of popular music that have been written since the 1950s are written with guitars.

There are many different types of guitars, classified on how they are  made and the type of music they are used for. All traditional types of  guitar have a body which is hollow. This makes the sound of the strings  louder, and gives the guitar its quality. This type of guitar is called "acoustic". (An acoustic instrument is one that makes its own dynamics.)

From the 1930s, people started making and playing guitars that used electricity and amplifiers to control the loudness. These guitars, which are often used in popular music, are called electric guitars. They do not need to have a hollow body. This is because they do not use acoustics to amplify the sound.

Most guitars have six strings, but there are also guitars with four, seven, eight, ten, or twelve strings. More strings make the instrument sound fuller. The neck of a guitar has bars or marks called frets. Frets help a guitarist know where to put his or her fingers to get the right pitch when playing.

Guitar Chords

 

A chord in music is when two or more notes are played together (some text books say that it is when three or more notes are played).

A chord which is built up of the 1st, 3rd and 5th notes of a scale is called a "tonic triad". If it is made from a major scale, it is a major chord. If it is made from a minor scale it is a minor chord. However, any combination of notes is a chord.

Chords can be played on instruments such as piano, keyboard, organ, harp, guitar, harmonica, ukulele and xylophone

 The blues scale is a hexatonic scale with minor pentatonic scale. But because blues notes (or blue notes) have a different form, there can be no one blues scale. As named in contemporary jazz theory, its use is based on the key and not the chord, unlike some chords in jazz. The semitone differences for a blues scale are 3-2-1-1-3-2 for instance- C-Eb-F-F#-G-Bb-C 


 

In music theory, the major scale or Ionian scale is one of the diatonic scales. It is made up of seven separate notes

 

A minor scale in music theory is any scale that has at least three scale degrees: the tonic, the minor third above the tonic, and the perfect fifth above the tonic. Together they make the minor triad. This includes many scales and modes such as Dorian mode and the Phrygian mode.

In simple terms, a minor scale is a series of notes with a sad,  somber character (exaggerated when heard back-to-back with a major  scale). A minor scale begins on the sixth note of its relative major  scale

 In music theory, the major scale or Ionian scale is one of the diatonic scales. It is made up of seven separate notes, plus an eighth which is the same as the first an octave higher. In solfege these notes correspond to the syllables "Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti/Si, Do". The simplest major scale to write or play on the piano is C major, the only major scale not to require sharps or flats, using only the white keys on the piano keyboard