It’s iconoclastic day 1 of my online guitar lessons and high time to choose the right teacher/instructor/mentor to help me establish my basics. I’ll be uploading a video in a few hours with my selection and lesson plan, plus a first look at the beginning of the new song I’m producing.
A journey of a thousand beats per minute begins with a single drum hit.
Oh yeah, and might wanna actually tune my guitar first. Here’s a great free online guitar tuner I use.
Getting Started & Making Progress with Guitar Basics
Choosing Your Online Guitar Instructor
I started and completed Phase 1 which is the basic course today, split into half days. My instructor’s name was David Walliman, a guitarist from France. I chose his course because it was the shortest with the fewest lessons and I didn’t want to spend too much time on basics as I feel like I have most of it down intuitively already.
***Important things I learned in Phase 1 (beginner’s section) I needed to know badly***
*Minor Pentatonic and Blues Scale in A Minor
*How to bend the strings to get a purposefully less exact sound and how to slide
*How to mute the strings you don’t want to hear to clean up my sound
*How to read and write tablature and guitar tabs
*How to play G minor chord, and how to properly play other chords I thought I knew already
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