UNDERSTANDING THE ANATOMY OF THE GUITAR. A GREAT WAY TO BEGIN YOUR MUSICAL JOURNEY!
Confused by all the various parts that make up the anatomy of the guitar? This lesson is for you! For most people, once the decision to begin playing guitar is taken, they dive straight in and start learning as many chords and scales as they can. This is both understandable and a good thing to do, however, we wanted to start our course of with something a little more foundational.
REASONS FOR KNOWING THE ANATOMY OF THE GUITAR
Understanding the various parts and areas of both acoustic and electric guitars is necessary for a lot of reasons. You want to know what you are talking about when describing your guitar. If you play an acoustic guitar, it’s important to know the differences between your guitar and an electric guitar.
Do you know what a pickup is? Do you know what an electro acoustic is? Did you know that you can add a pickup to an acoustic guitar? Have you ever looked at an electric guitar and wondered what all those buttons and knobs are for? If you broke a guitar string, would you be able to buy the correct one from knowing it’s name or string number?
WHAT’S IN THIS VIDEO LESSON
In this lesson, guitarist Gary Clinton explains all the various parts and areas of both electric and acoustic guitar. He outlines the main parts that make up a guitar and gives the naming convention for each part. He also describes areas of the guitar are named differently regarding electric and acoustic instruments.
The video is not too long and is backed up by the free PDF that comes with this course. We hope you enjoy this first lesson regarding the anatomy of the guitar. In the next lesson you will be introduced to three Major Chords, their names and how to finger them.
If you’re interested in learning about our other courses and books then check out our page How To Play Guitar which has a great amount of content. Also, visit our Guitar Books For Sale page which details all of the GMI print and ePub catalogue.