Guitar studies are the most important studies in guitar. They will help you play guitar the right way, use your hands and fingers properly, and gain speed to play faster. This is your first study. One note, or one string only. Is very simple play the string number six open, do not press any frets on your left hand, but the only thing here is that you need to play it on time.
In this study, both strings are open, string number 6 (The Thickest one) and string number 5. Notice how in the TAB you see "0" and "0", the "0" means open string. Play it on time using your thumb, on the R.H. (Right Hand) to play the strings. You can also use a pick.
Continue playing open strings. Now we can play the strings number 5 and 4, play steady and on time. These type of exercises also help you to hear if your guitar is in tune, the notes must sound the same in the video as the sound on your guitar.
Now play the strings 3 and 4 open. As you are playing the studies, try to see the notes in the staff, the actual music notes, and try to memorize the name of the notes and the letters. Also you should be playing songs and study music theory and more, learning to play the guitar, takes time and practice.
Here we make it super easy one more time, playing only one note, the string number two open B. I know this study is very easy, right? Okay, go to the next one.
Finally we get to play all the strings. Play the string number 1 and 2. We still are playing open strings. By the way, did you know that the strings are E-A-D-G-B-E the string number 6 is the first E, then the 5th is A, the 4th is D, the 3rd is G, the 2nd is B and the first string is E again.
In this study we are going to play all the strings, starting from the top string, string number 6, going down, to string number 1. Notice that we say, "going down" because we start on the top string, but if you look at the notes on the staff, the real music notes, you will see that the notes are gong up, because the sound is actually "going up" so in real life we are going up. Is a little confusing, but you will get it. If you keep studying more.
Now is time to start pressing some frets, the fret number 1 on string number 6. This note is Fa, or F, and notice how in the TAB, you can see the number 1, and the number 1 is on the bottom line, which is string number 6, the top one. Is backwards right? but what can we do, learn it like that.
The idea of this guitar study, is to practice with your fingers 1, and 2 of your L.H. Notice that you are playing the frets 1, and 2 also. Notes on fret 1, goes with finger 1, notes on fret 2 you use finger number 2. Play 1, 2 on all the strings. You should play this study at least every day for a week or so, maybe more if your fingers are not strong.
This study will make you play the strings pressing your finger on the frets, and then lifting your finger to play the open string. Is a good exercise. Make sure you use the right fingers. Also you have to use finger number 3. Make sure you press your finger firmly, to make a clear and nice sound in the guitar. And play every study, perfect all the way till the end. Repeat it as need it.
IN the low string, (LOW SOUND) that means on the string no 6, play this exercise. with fingers 2, and 3. Make sure the notes sound clear and on time. Play it at least 10 times
This study is really good to open your fingers a little. Frets 3 and 5 and from low to high sound is really good. Don't forget to play it many times to really feel the effect of this study. Maybe is a little too fast, but is okay, practice as many times as you need it to make it good.
Long and short notes. Notice the effect on the whole note, 4 times and the quarter notes, 1 time. Also feel the rhythm in the drums to help you play on time better. The jumping from low string to high string will help you a lot.
In this study you need to play two different strings, the 6th and the 5th. Make sure it sounds great. Play it with a pick, and also play it with your thumb. The more you play it the better.
This study has a special rhythm, listen to the music a few times first, to get the feeling of the rhythm. Then play it on time. It may not be as easy as it looks, but I know you can do it. Do not go to the next study, unless you can do this one perfect.
This is a nice study, slow but tricky. This will prepare you to play some chord. The first part is like if you were playing the D chord. Then the G, is when you play frets 3 and 3, like in measure 4, and at the ending... This is a great study. Make sure you play it many times and that you are using the right fingers.
The idea of this study is that you keep the same finger number 1 on C. And use fingers 3, 2 and 1 for the other notes. Finger 3 on Sol, finger 2 on Fa#, finger 1 on Fa. Steady and on time. Each study you must play it at least 10 times.
Here you will play the beginning of a few chords. A simple G, simple Em, simple C and the D Chord. Switching from one chord to another it may not be easy. But the only full chord here is the D Chord. The others you are just using one finger, it should not be difficult.
IN this study use 3 fingers. The numbers on the fret are also the fingers you must use. For the notes on fret 1 use finger 1. For notes on fret 2 use finger 2, and for notes on fret 3 use finger 3. is that easy.
Nice rhythm. This one has two eighth notes, notice how the notes are a little bit faster, the the quarter notes. Also the stretching is big. from 3 to 5. You can use one finger if you like. The best way is if you use at least 2 fingers. Play it as you need it, until you are ready to go to the next study.