Intro to the Anatomy of the Guitar - Video Guitar Lesson | StrumSchool
LESSON SUMMARY: Intro to THE Anatomy OF THE GUITAR
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To get started, you'll need to know some basic information about the anatomy of the guitar. In our first few lessons we cover the important vocabulary terms that apply to all types of guitars. These are really important terms to know if you are going to buy your first guitar or if you are just starting to learn how to play. If you want to play anything from Metal, to Blues, to Samba, to Rock, understanding the anatomy of the guitar will get you headed in the right direction.
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What do I need to know before buying my first guitar?
The first thing you'll need to know before buying a guitar is, the type of music that you want to play. For example, if you're going to be strumming some folk music, you'll want an acoustic guitar. If you're going to be shredding some heavy metal, you'll probably want something electric. Our next few videos will help you nail down which guitar is most commonly used for which genre of music. More specifically the videos in Chapter 2 - Types of Guitar will highlight the different types of guitars used for each of the major genres of music and how to pick the right one for you.
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Hi and welcome to our first lesson!
We are really excited to get going, so we are going to start out by talking about the anatomy of the Guitar.
These are the terms for the basic parts of the instrument, and they are terms that we are going to use - all guitar players use them - they are also terms that sales people might be using.
So, if you haven't bought a guitar, these are good things to know.
One more note. There are actually terms that govern all guitars, these are universal terms, so whether you are playing an Electric or an Acoustic or a Classical or whatever, the first set of terms that we are going to talk about apply to all of them.
So, we are going to start out by talking about the body of the guitar.