Saturday, January 21, 2012

Chord - Photo 52: ABCs

Hubby gave us our first guitar lesson today. 10:30 sharp, all at attention in the living room.  I have to say, he was great! He set rules and treated it like a real class.

C is for Chord

Our first lesson was a little bit "talkie" while he showed us all the parts of the guitar... headstock, tuners, nut, neck, fret board, fret, strings, body, pick guard, saddle, bridge, and.... soundhole... what a give-up name. Soundhole.  At first I just thought he was being funny... I'm going to come up with a better name than "soundhole" for my guitar.

Then we learned the numbering system for our fingers, the frets, and the strings.  And he'd say "1st finger, 5th fret, 2nd string..." but that came later after he showed us how to hold the guitar, press on the strings, and pluck!

Our homework this week is to practice tuning the strings to each other (using the 5th fret); practice plucking each string (several different ways); playing the E minor chord; and..... hammer on and pull off (which I think he added at the end to keep the girlies engaged). 

I've already practiced several times today.

Sooo, Caitlin and I were model students... Honey... needs a little work on her a-t-t-i-t-u-d-e.  (No crying about the pain!)

Serious invite... if any of my local peeps (or their offspring) want to join our free (Saturday, 10:30 sharp, living room) lessons.... give me a call.

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