It is very intimidating to have a new guitar and no idea how to play it.
Many people think that they need to hire a tutor to figure out what to do, but this is not the case at all. With freely available information online, you can learn everything you need to start playing your first rock song. Read on for some tips on how to make your learning experience smooth.
First, you need to memorize basic guitar anatomy. Look up a diagram of the guitar and learn what each part is called. This is important because in future guides, you will need the vocabulary to understand what the guide is talking about. If you do not know what the fretboard is, online guitar lessons will be very hard to understand!
Once you understand basic guitar terminology, it is best to start working on basic scales. Look up a C Major and A minor scale to get started on the feeling of playing notes. Focus on getting each note to sound clearly, and playing them according to a slow but steady rhythm. Using a metronome is a big help for learning to hold a rhythm.
Then, start learning a basic 3 chord song. There are many lists available of easy songs for beginners that only use a few chords. Look up chord charts for each chord involved, and start learning to strum through songs very slowly.
After you can strum your way through a song, congratulations, you are a guitarist! If you work hard, you can get to this point in just a couple of days from being an absolute beginner. Follow these tips to build on your knowledge and then learn some more songs, and you will become a great guitarist in no time!