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Guitar is a very popular instrument, it can play a variety of styles of music, can also be used to play and sing their favorite songs. However, learning guitar is not an easy thing, many beginners will encounter various problems and difficulties in the process of entry, leading to low learning efficiency, and even give up learning. So how do you solve these common problems? This article will introduce some practical methods and tips to help you overcome the difficulties of guitar learning, so that you can master this wonderful instrument faster and better.
This is a problem many guitar beginners will encounter, because the guitar strings are made of metal, need to use the fingers to press and pluck, which is not a small burden on the fingers. If your fingers are not properly trained and protected, they can cause pain, calluses and bleeding. So, how to relieve and prevent finger pain?
Method 1: Choose the right guitar and strings. Different types and brands of guitars and strings have different stress and stimulation on the fingers. Generally speaking, electric guitars have thinner strings than acoustic guitars and are easier to press, so they may be more suitable for beginners. In addition, the material and thickness of the strings can also affect the feeling of the fingers. Generally, nylon strings are softer than steel strings, and are more suitable for beginners. As for the thickness of the strings, you can choose according to your own preferences and habits, but do not choose too thick or too thin strings, otherwise it will affect the tone and feel.
Method two: Correct holding and string position. A lot of finger pain is caused by holding and stringing the instrument incorrectly, causing the fingers to overexert or use the wrong parts. The correct position is to hold the guitar with the lower part of the guitar on your right leg (or left leg for lefties), the back of the guitar against your chest and stomach, and the head of the guitar raised slightly 5 to 10 degrees so that you can see the neck and fingerboard clearly. The correct position is to press the string with the fingertips of the left hand (or right hand for right-handed people), as close to the back edge of the string as possible, with even force but not excessive force. At the same time, keep the left wrist and arm in a straight line, do not arch or collapse the wrist, to avoid unnecessary friction and pressure.
Method 3: Get Proper Practice and Rest. Fingers hurt because they are not adapted to guitar playing, so it is necessary to build up the strength and endurance of the fingers through practice, but also pay attention to rest and recovery, to avoid overstrain. Generally speaking, beginners should practice for half an hour to an hour a day, not too long at once and not too long in between. The content of practice should also be selected. Do not play too hard or too fast at the beginning, but start with simple basic skills, such as claw exercises, lattice climbing exercises, string changing exercises, etc., and gradually increase the difficulty and speed. During practice, if you feel sore or sore fingers, stop and rest, massage your fingers and relax your muscles. After the exercise, soak your fingers in warm water and apply some hand cream or aloe vera gel to protect the skin.
This is also a common problem for many guitar beginners. Sometimes they can't play clear notes while holding down the strings, or the notes they play are mixed with sizzling noises, which affects the beauty of the music. So how do you solve these problems?
Method 1: Check the condition of the strings and neck. Sometimes, the reason for the unplayed notes or the noise is because the strings and neck are in bad condition, causing unnecessary contact between the strings and the fingerboard or the character, which affects the vibration of the strings. Therefore, it is necessary to check and adjust the state of strings and neck regularly, keep the string clean and tension, keep the neck flat and curved, and keep the character smooth and neat. If the strings are found to be rusty or broken, replace them promptly. If the neck is found to be bent or deformed, it is necessary to adjust the neck screws in time or seek professional repair. If the character is found to be worn or prominent, it is necessary to polish or change the character in time.
Method 2: Correct strumming posture and strength. Sometimes, the cause of the misplay or the noise is that the string is not excited effectively or is overexcited because the strumming position and force are not correct. The correct position is to use the fingernail or pick of your right hand (or left hand for lefties) to pluck the string perpendicular to the direction of the string, in the second half of the sound hole and in front of the bridge. The correct plucked string strength is: according to the required volume and tone to adjust, generally speaking, plucked string strength is not too big nor too small, too large will lead to tone distortion and noise increase, too small will lead to insufficient volume and thin tone. The strength of the plucked string is also adjusted according to the different strings. Generally speaking, the bass string needs more force and the treble string needs less force.
Method 3: Correct string changing techniques and habits. Sometimes, the reason for the unplayed note or the noise is that the string is not held down properly due to poor technique and habit of changing the string, or is interfered with by other fingers or strings. The correct string changing technique is: in the process of string changing, keep the fingertips of the left hand always press the string, do not loosen or move, and pay attention to the position of the fingers, do not exceed the back edge of the character, nor close to other strings, to avoid interference between the strings. The correct habit of changing strings is: before changing strings, predict the position of the next note to be pressed, and then use the shortest route and the fastest speed to hold it down. At the same time, pay attention to synchronizing the right hand's strumming action to avoid empty or wrong strumming.
This is a goal that many guitar learners pursue, as speed and accuracy are one of the important criteria to measure how well they play the guitar. However, improving speed and accuracy is not a simple matter, and requires long-term practice and accumulation. So, how to effectively improve the speed and accuracy of guitar playing?
Method 1: Practice basic skills. Basic skills are the foundation of guitar performance, without solid basic skills, it is difficult to improve speed and accuracy. Basic skills include left-right hand coordination, strength control, sense of rhythm, sense of intonation, fingering proficiency, etc. There are many ways to practice basic skills, such as paw exercises, plaid exercises, scale exercises, rhythm exercises, finger exercises, etc. You can choose the right content and difficulty according to your needs and level. The key is to practice every day, constantly repeat and consolidate until muscle memory is formed.
Method 2: Use a metronome and a tuner. Metronomes and tuners are great helpers for guitar learners. They can help you improve the rhythm and intonation of your playing, thus improving speed and accuracy. The way to use a metronome is: When practicing the guitar, choose the right speed according to your ability and then follow the metronome beat, taking care to keep the rhythm steady and consistent, not running fast or slow. The method of using a tuner is: before practicing the guitar, you should first adjust the pitch of the guitar with a tuner. Then, during the playing process, you should pay attention to whether the sound you play is accurate or not. If you find any deviation, you should correct it in time. At the same time, we should also pay attention to whether the sound we play is clear and wonderful. If we find noise or distortion, we should adjust it in time.
Method 3: Imitate and analyze excellent playing. Imitating and analyzing good playing is an effective way to improve your guitar playing skills. It can allow you to learn a lot of skills and experience, as well as stimulate your interest and inspiration. The way to imitate and analyze good playing is to: Find some guitar performances you like and appreciate on the Internet or other channels, and then carefully observe and listen to their performance, pay attention to their hand type, fingering, strength, rhythm, timbre and other aspects, and then try to use their own guitar to imitate their performance, pay attention to their differences and shortcomings, and then targeted improvement and practice.