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Calling All Absolute Beginners
Next lesson, we'll be doing some exercises (If I can install the composer by then) but for now, I'll just give you a few tips.
Follow the finger-per-fret rule (1st finger on the first fret, second finger on the second fret, etc.)I know this will seem obvious but you'd be suprised how many beginning players don't do this.
Because your first and third fingers are naturally tougher, focus on training up your second and fourth fingers until they are equally strong.
Make sure you know when your guitar is out of tune. (We'll go into tuning next lesson)You can choose to buy an eletric tuner but it's all ways worth it if you can do it by ear.
If you're having trouble keeping in time, a metronome is a must buy for any guitarist, from the complete beginner to a virtuoso. If those are too expensive, a drum machine or even tapping your foot will work just fine.
Make a practise schedule and make sure you stick to it. It may seem a bit nerdy at first but you'll steadily hear yourself improve.
I hope this has been helpful for you. And don't miss my next lesson!