This article is for…
・Those who have just started playing the guitar and don’t know where to start practicing.
・I want to know the practice menu when I just started playing guitar.
(1) Overview of the first thing to do after buying a guitar (practice menu)
When you first start playing guitar, you probably don’t know what to practice.
Therefore, we have put together a list of exercises that are best to do when you first start playing the guitar.
5.Try playing the chords (G, D, A)
6.Try playing a simple chord progression (song)
7.Try playing the F chord in the abbreviated form
8.Try playing recommended practice songs for guitar beginners
9.Try playing the Bm chord in the abbreviated form
In this article, I would like to provide a general explanation of each item and a guideline for the practice period.
For details on each item, please see separate articles. (Links will be provided later)
The period is just a guideline, so please work at your own pace.
(2) Overview of each item and approximate practice period
1. Be able to tune ・2. Be able to use a tuner (1st and 2nd day)
Before playing the guitar, you need to tune it to the correct pitch, and matching the notes is called tuning.
The guitar is an instrument that has a tendency to change pitches more easily than instruments such as the piano.
As time passes and temperature changes, the strings loosen and the pitch becomes distorted.
Therefore, it is necessary to tune the guitar before playing it.
When tuning, each string of the guitar must be tuned as shown below.
4th string = D
3rd string = G
Usually, you tune using something called a tuner (there are also smartphone apps).
The specific method of tuning is introduced in the following article.
- Try playing the chord (C) (2nd to 3rd day)
Once you can tune, try playing some chords.
I think the best chord to play first is the C chord, which is the most basic chord.
As a guideline, I’m writing on the 2nd to 3rd day, but it’s okay if you don’t get to the point where you can hear a beautiful sound on all the strings.
How to hold the guitar chord C, what to do when you can’t hold it, tips to keep it clean
4.Be able to play chords by looking at chord charts (diagrams) (4th to 5th day)
Once you can play the C chord, you will be able to play a variety of chords in the same way, but there are so many different types of guitar chords that it can be difficult to memorize them.
So, let’s master how to read chord charts (diagrams).
If you can learn to play the chords by looking at the chord chart, you will be able to play songs without having to memorize the chords.
(The chord table is called a chord diagram.)
Also, as you play various songs, you will naturally remember the chords, so there is no need to force yourself to memorize them from the beginning.
The following article explains how to read chord diagrams.
What is a chord table (diagram)? ・How to read chord charts ・How to play chords by looking at chord diagrams
5.Try playing the chords (G, D, A) (6th to 9th day)
Once you have mastered how to read chord charts (diagrams), try playing some basic chords to get the hang of playing chords.
Among them, the G, D, and A chords are particularly important, so I think it would be a good idea to be able to play from these chords.
How to hold the chords (G, D, A), what to do when you can’t hold them, tips to keep them clean
- Try playing a simple chord progression (song) (days 10 to 12)
By now, you should be able to play the C, G, D, and A chords while looking at the chord diagram.
Once you can play these four chords, you will actually be able to play simple chord progressions (songs).
Let’s play some simple songs that even those who have just started playing the guitar can play fairly quickly.
Try playing a simple chord progression (song)
7.Try playing the F chord in the abbreviated form (13th to 14th day)
There are some songs that you can play with the C, G, D, and A chords, but you can only play a limited number of songs with these chords, so you need to be able to play a variety of chords.
Therefore, you need to be able to play some important chords, and I think the first hurdle for those starting out on the guitar is the F chord.
It seems that there are quite a few people who are frustrated by the F chord.
It would be a shame to start playing the guitar and then quit halfway through!
If you have read this article, please continue reading.
So, it would be a good idea to be able to play the F chord in a simple way (abbreviated form) that is different from the normal F chord.
How to easily play the F chord in abbreviated form/What to do if you can’t play the F chord or it’s difficult
- Try playing recommended practice songs for guitar beginners (days 14 to 30)
At this stage, you should be able to play a variety of songs.
You may not be able to play smoothly at first, but just get the feel of it and you’ll be fine.
The following articles introduce some articles for guitar beginners, so please choose your favorite song and try playing it.
Recommended practice songs for guitar beginners and how to find chords
I think it would be a good idea to spend some time and be able to get to a level where you can understand the flow of the chords, even if you can’t play them properly yet.
9.Try playing the Bm chord in the abbreviated form
For those who are starting to play the guitar, I think the first hurdle is the F chord, and just like F, this Bm is also difficult to play.
It would be a shame to quit playing the guitar due to frustration with difficult chords, so in this blog I would like to introduce ways to improve your playing level in the easiest way possible.
So, let’s put off being able to play a proper Bm chord ^^
We will introduce a simple way to play the Bm chord (abbreviated form) that is different from the normal Bm chord, so it would be a good idea to be able to play it.
How to easily play the Bm chord in abbreviated form/What to do if you can’t play the Bm chord or it’s difficult
For now, I think it would be a good idea to be able to do this in about a month. However, this is just a guideline, so don’t worry if you can’t do it, just try to work on it slowly at your own pace.