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A Few Tips For Beginners (and Others!)
Don't let PRIDE prevent you from growing as a player - or as a person.
If you find out that you are wrong or mistaken or misinformed about something, don't hesitate to both accept and act on correction when you receive it. It's better to be humble and correct than stubborn and wrong.
Okay...a little more stuff directly related to guitar:
A lot of beginners, before they really understand what they are doing, try to press down directly over the fret. While that may have some usefulness for someone trying to achieve a particular effect, in most cases, you want to press down on the fingerboard directly above the fret.
Up and Down the Neck
In typical guitar terminology, "up" the neck means toward the base of the guitar (where the pickups or soundhole are), and "down" the neck is toward the nut. Confused yet? Okay, how about this: the 6th string is the thickest one (also called "low E") and is the string closest to the top when holding the guitar in typical right handed playing position. It is also called the bottom string by some. When you want to hit a high note, however, you go UP the fretboard (toward the bottom, if you remember), while lower notes are "down" toward the nut (at the top of the guitar.) Okay, I am confusing myself now...let's try a little more philosophy...
Manners are cool
"Please" and "thank you" never go out of style. Remember - rudeness is a weak person's imitation of strength.