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Guitar Basics, Introduction and Tuning
the Guitar. Hi, I am Andreas Oberg and
this is the Andreas Oberg Guitar Universe.
You are very welcome,
this will be the first block of classes.
It's called guitar basics and this one
is actually for those of you who never
even touched a guitar, maybe you always
dreamed of being able to play guitar.
Maybe you just played a little bit and
never really got started or
maybe you played even more but
you still want to check back and
learn some basics,
to make sure you got it all right.
So, guitar is actually
a pretty simple instrument,
if you want to just be able to play a few
chords, 'cause with just a few chords,
a few fingerings, learning how to,
to play the most basic chords,
you will be able to play hundreds or
even thousands of songs.
'Cause most songs are not that difficult.
So on a piano it will have an E in
a certain octave it will sound like that.
Only one way of playing
that specific note.
But on the guitar it's,
there are many ways of playing that,
exactly the same note, in the same octave.
Here we go, like here.
Like here, like here, like here.
So as you can hear, there are many,
many different ways how to
play that very same note.
And this makes it pretty difficult, 'cause
it will sound different according to
where you choose to play and
also how you play.
So much stuff to learn
if you want to move on.
But I'm here for you and
this guitar universe is just about
how to become a better guitar player and,
and learn many different styles,
many different techniques and
create your own voice and
be able to create your own sound,
being yourself as a musician.
So let's start really basic here
by tuning this is a guitar.
It's it's got six strings.
The guitar can look very different.
It can be an acoustic guitar.
It can be an electric.
This is a semi-acoustic guitar.
'Cause it still has kind of a fat body,
and, but
it's still got an electric,
an electric microphone.
This is a beautiful instrument, built
by Bob Benedetto in Savannah, Georgia.
I use his electric guitars, I have another
purple arched top you will see later.
So the notes you have on the guitar,
and if you start on top is an E.
[SOUND] You can tune up to me here, E.
[SOUND]
Then we have a B.
[SOUND]
Then we have a G.
[SOUND] We have D.
[SOUND]
We have A.
[SOUND]
And we have E.
[SOUND] Low E.
So going the other direction, low E.
A, D, G, B, and
E, like that.
And just one little thing about how
to position your guitar in your lap.
Some classical players, they, they play
with the guitar like this, on this side.
But most players who play electric guitar
and other styles of acoustic guitar,
like pop, rock, stuff like that,
they have it here on this side.
When you have it like this,
you usually have a foot pedal, like that.
But since we're not playing classical
here, make sure you are relaxed and
you position the guitar somewhere here.
In your lap.
Right hand here.
This, class will show you
how to play with a pick.
Later on, we'll use some,
finger style techniques,
we're gonna play with our fingers too, but
for now I will show you how to use a pick.
A pick look like this,
it can be of any material, any color.
I do it like this.
I hold the pick here between the, this
finger, my first finger and the thumb.
Somewhere around here.
I like to have an angle like that,
I don't know if you can see it like that.
I try to be relaxed and hold it like this.
Here we go.
One more time.
Like that.
There are many ways of tuning guitar.
You can use a machine for tuning,
you can also do it by ear.
I will show you,
if you got that first note right,
I will show you a good way of just
checking the guitar so it's, it's in tune.
You can put your finger on the 5th
position, second string like this.
And this note is supposed to
be same as open E string.
E, E.
Then you go and move on.
Open B string and
you push down on the fourth fret here.
On the fourth fret of G string.
The fifth fret of the [SOUND] of
the fourth string, of G string.
Comparing it with the open G string.
[NOISE] The 5th fret of the A string.
Comparing it with the open G string.
That thing there,
comparing that open A with that A.
[SOUND]
Like that.
That's a little bit about tuning.
All right.
And the intervals between each string,
this would be called a 4th,
this will be called a 4th, a 4th interval.
This is the exception.
Here's the major third.
And here's the fourth.
[SOUND] I will explain more about this
later, but an interval like a fourth,
it means when you have a scale,
when you have for instance a major scale,
if you're, if you're in E right now.
[SOUND] I will show you this later, but
this, this is called 1, 2, 3, 4.
And then, if you go between 1 and
4, this is a 4th intro.
[SOUND] E and A.
So you can go between E and A here.
E and A, E and A.
Up here E and A.
All over the guitar, E and A.
[SOUND] So and a 3rd interval,
like here, here, here's a 4th interval.
Here is another 4th interval between A and
D, another one between D and G.
And then here we have
a major 3rd between G and
B 'cause the interval is not like this,
it's like this.
1, 2, 3 on a G-major scale.
[SOUND] And
then the top intervals B and E.
'Cause once again, the 4th interval.
B E, B E, B E.
Like that.
[MUSIC]